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Which breed lays best?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicks Galore3, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

    Dec 16, 2011
    I am trying to narrow my order from MyPetChicken down, (It's not going too well! :p) and am wondering which is a better layer - Silver Cuckoo Marans or Welsummers. I like the dark eggs of each, but can only get one of the two. So, who lays more eggs, and how long does their production last? How friendly are they in comparison to each other?
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Being they will be hatchery stock I'd go with the Marans. Your not going to get the really dark eggs from hatchery so go with the Marans as it's darker.
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    They are both about the same in terms of production and temperament.
  4. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

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