We got our first dark egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kittykorat, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got 3 "rare marans" from Meyers in April.

    Misty- Blue Splash maran laid her first egg.. and it's dark!
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    Yay!
    Snow- the "white Maran" started laying last week- nice bird.. but I don't think she is really a maran- here she is and her first egg (light brown) on lower right. The other 3 are from my hens- 2 EEs and an australorpe
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    The 3rd rare maran hasn't laid an egg yet.. but she looks nothing like a black copper and has white earlobes!
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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  2. FinsUp

    FinsUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the blue spash!
     
  3. BekahBear

    BekahBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. Very pretty splash
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful Splash! And congrats on her 1st egg!
     
  5. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one maran you got is beautiful! Sounds like they should have put rare breeds and not rare marans.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    That last one is not a Marans - White earlobe and has a small crest. It is a mutt.

    Congrats on the egg though! Hopefully it gets darker over time.
     
  7. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the last one!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:The OP knows that. There was a discussion on the gender side about what she is. Myself and 1 other member think a polish got funky with a La Fleche. Anyhow, she was supposed to be a marans.
     
  9. coq au vin

    coq au vin Chillin' With My Peeps

    The middle one is not a Marans either. Yellow legs.
     
  10. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know. I think I stated that in the OP. She isn;t breed standard and lays light brown eggs. I am not impressed with the quality from Meyer. We also ordered a cuckoo marans.... She is laced/pencilled, not barred....[​IMG]
     

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