What color are most marans eggs when shipped?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bald k9, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello ,I got some [Marans] off craigslist, when I started with chickens,bit never have I gotten anything more than just a slightly darker than a regular brown egg, So I have decided to get some real Marans from Nancy at Garry Farm , She is so delightful to do business with,anywho , I know that the shipped eggs are not going to be #9 on scale, but how dark or light will real marans eggs ship as , like a light brown , or can you really tell a difference in how brown they are,? I am excited, they are supposed to be at the post office tomorrow , POST A Pic if you can, they dont have to be Nancy's eggs ,I just wonder how dark real marans eggs are when they get shipped, and yes I do know they are not as dark late in the season ,but shouldnt you be able to tell a good difference between marans and regular brown layers? Thanks again , And a shout out to Nancy, [Garry Farm]
     
  2. chikinwing

    chikinwing Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of my eggs that I just had shipped recently. The darkest colored egg is a Maran and the lighter brown eggs are Australorps, and the orthers are EE's.
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  3. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW , that is beautiful, now I am so excited!!!!! my [craigslist]marans never lay anything near that,[look at avitar] but they are great girls very friendly,, I do plan to keep the real seperated from the [said to be pure] marans Thanks again
     
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  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm just starting with marans, so I don' know everything . Marans to be marans must lay a #4 egg or darker according to an egg color chart. the eggs that you are getting now are pretty too.
     
  5. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a BCM chick hatching.

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  6. GeoKan

    GeoKan Cackleberry Curator

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    Quote:I received mine from a wonderful breeder of BCMs here on BYC 17 days ago. Great packing and fresh, fresh eggies. I'm really happy. They varied in darkness. Here's a pic of one right out of the shipped container. I'm expecting them to hatch this coming Tuesday or Wednesday. [​IMG]

    I'm very, very please with them. They're just gorgeous orbs.

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  7. okiedrifter

    okiedrifter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some marins...and they lay really dark eggs early in the year but lighten up later in the year they are about 3 years old now...one thing i have found out the cocoa roos are one of the best tasting roos I have ever fried...I used to be really disapointed on getting roos now not so much....
     

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