Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by janet9462, Mar 24, 2015.
She looks like a Blue Marans or mix thereof since she isn't laying particularly dark.
I agree; she appears to be a Blue Marans mix.
Thank you I was leaning towards a Maran but eggs threw me off, she's really a beautiful hen and her roo is going to be gorgeous!
The depth of color varies greatly among Marans lines. Some breed for more abundance of eggs but give up deeper color. Those that breed for the really deep color must acknowledge they will be sacrificing frequency of laying. It has to do with the mechanics of the dark egg...it is darker because it spends more time in the egg duct receiving the coating..
Also, Marans eggs vary in color with the laying cycle. My Marans start out very dark, then lighten considerably as the laying year goes on and the pigmentation reduces. After molt, they lay darker again.
wow That is so interesting!