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What breed lays the darkest brown eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redhen, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     

  2. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Marans or Penedesencas are generally considered to be the two breeds *capable* of laying the darkest eggs -- but that doesn't mean that all Marans or all Penes DO lay extremely dark eggs. In fact, many Welsummers lay eggs as dark as many Marans.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks!, uum...now to find a Welli and a Penedesencas breeder!..[​IMG]
     
  4. Texgran

    Texgran Chirping

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    The cuckoo maran
    Maran's lay the darkest egg that is why they are know as the
    "Chocolate Egger"
     
  5. sandypaws

    sandypaws Songster

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    not MY cuckoo marans... they lay dark brown but NOT that super dark pretty chocolate!!!!
    after a few month,, the eggs i am getting are a bit darker then when they first started to lay but still not as dark as some...


    you can see the 3 maran eggs right???
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  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    We have a welsummer who used to lay almost white eggs and suddenly juts switched to deep terra cotta...
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  7. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

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    Got these from my cuckoo marans today
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    the two light ones were added for contrast
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2009

  8. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

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    redhen,.... I believe pumpkin pup
    has what you may be looking for
    I just bought 3 Blackcopper
    hatching eggs and a few others,and they are really dark.
    from her.
    opps sorry if this isnt the place to post this..
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:thanks! i just ordered some from her! [​IMG]
     

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