what production breed is laying such a dark egg

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smarsh2, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to buy eggs at the grocery today. I know, I know, no good backyard chickener should admit such a thing. Anyway, the eggs were very very dark brown. Just what chicken are they using in a commercial situation that is laying eggs dark enough to be maran's?

    just wondering
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Some of the Red Stars / Red Sex Links from McMurray in the past have laid eggs 4/5 or as dark or darker than the birds they were selling as Cuckoo Marans, and some Marans from various other places.
     
  3. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red sex links can lay a darker shelled egg. I also have a Rhode Island Red that lays pretty dark egg.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I have a few ISA browns that lay as dark a brown as my hatchery welsummers did.
     

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