What lays more and larger eggs barnevelder, welsummer, or marans ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by godisgood, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. godisgood

    godisgood In the Brooder

    Dec 3, 2011
    Which of those breeds lays more and has the largest eggs? Also what lays the best dark eggs?
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Best/darkest eggs come from Marans, true french types not the common Cuckoos. And best to avoid Blue and Splash ones too.

    As for highest production I'd assume a hatchery-based Welsummer or Cuckoo Marans would give that, as they're bred for it.

    Biggest eggs? Not sure as I have little personal experience, I just know my Black Coppers and Wheatens/Blue Wheatens lay some BIG eggs!

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