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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 Out Of The Brooder

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

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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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