Quote: I love my OEs but I know they are OEs since I breed all mine for that reason. It is just sad that some breeders do not know what they are selling but I know you are tickled with your color of egg. I will try to grow some OE girls up for you. Most of mine this year seem to be boys.
And yes, mine are true Marans. I keep trying to hatch some more out but egg sales are high so it is difficult to keep enough for me. I am still trying to catch some hens in the nest that do not lay the color I want to breed so as soon as I can figure out who the lighter layers are that I don't want for breeding you are welcome to purchase them. Then you can work on your own darker egg line as Albert was hatched from a very dark egg.