What breed of chickens lay the darkest egg?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickengirl1304, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it black copper Marans? Or the French black copper marans? Is there a difference in egg color from the 2 breeds?

    Have a set of french black copper Marans but my pullet has not started too lay yet. would really like to breed for darkest eggs possible
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    My answers in bold type.
    1. Select your hen laying the darkest eggs.
    2. Get a male from a line related to yours who comes from a mother who lays extremely dark eggs.
    3. Breed him and your darkest egg laying girl together. (keep the best girl and best boy.).
    4. For the next 2 generations, take the darkest egg laying pullet and breed her back to this original rooster.
    5. In the mating that will create the fourth generation, breed the darkest laying pullet from generation 3 to the best son of the original rooster.
    Best,
    Karen in western PA
     
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  3. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much
     

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