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Which breed lays the prettiest dark brown eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jloftin60, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. jloftin60

    jloftin60 Out Of The Brooder

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    Which breed lays the prettiest dark brown eggs.
     
  2. Big Red Hen

    Big Red Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:From what I've seen on BYC....Welsummers and Cuckoo Marans do.
     
  3. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black copper marans
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends on what you mean by pretty good quality Black Copper Marans probably lay the darkest eggs. But I am partial to Wellsummers because they lay pretty speckled eggs and lay more then Marans.
     
  5. jloftin60

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    How much less does Marans lay than Welsummers?
     
  6. momonpillowhill

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    Can you post pictures of the different eggs of these chickens?[​IMG]

    Trish
     
  7. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Well at peak of lay in spring my Marans gave me 3 or 4 eggs a week and my Wellsummers gave me 6 or 7 a week.

    Henry
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I think Wynette has fabulous Marans eggs. (from her pics) They are incredibly dark.

    Bargain also has some Copper Black Marans, although I haven't seen pics of her eggs, she has beautiful birds. I hatched some of her Welsummer eggs, and they were nice and dark. (clay pot color) Some were speckled and some not. I hatched out 2 pullets, so I can't wait for those nice dark eggs.
     
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  10. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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