Wanted: Very dark Brown egg layers

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Roosteroops, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been unsuccessfully trying to find some dark brown egg laying pullets - or hatching eggs. I guess this would mostly be Cuckoo Marans and Barnevleders (? I think they lay dark brown?) -- I'll go in on a large order with someone near Raleigh NC if necessary. I only need 2 or 3.
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Marans as a breed lay a very dark egg (see my avatar - these are eggs from Copper Black Marans that I hatched).

    If you want very dark eggs, make sure to do your research, and purchase from a reputable breeder. If you buy from a hatchery, you'll be disappointed in the egg color and stock, IMO.
     
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
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  4. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I echo the comments about "doing your research", especially irt Barnevelders. If you're looking for really dark eggs, I don't think you want to look at Barnevelders. Do a search for "Barnevelders" on here and you should see why.

    I have Welsummers. You can see pics of my birds and eggs on my website. If you do a search for "Welsummers" and me as the "Author", you will see the history on my birds.

    Best Wishes with your search.

    God Bless,
     
  5. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
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    I have cuckoo marans. The eggs are large and of good color. You can check tem out on my BYC page. PM if interested.
     

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