Which Breed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BR75, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. BR75

    BR75 Out Of The Brooder

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    What breeds lay the dark chocolate color eggs? My first chickens are now 3 weeks old and I am already thinking of adding to them. [​IMG]
     
  2. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    French Marans (not the Cuckoo ones from hatcheries though) such as Black Copper, Wheaten, Blue Wheaten, Blue Copper, Cuckoo, Golden Salmon, etc, lay some very beautiful, dark eggs.

    These on the far left are laid by my Black Coppers and Blue Wheatens. [​IMG]

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    Welsummers lay a nice terra cotta color, too.
     
  4. BR75

    BR75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Illia. Do you have any recommendations on where to buy from?
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If you only want chicks - Then go with what is available locally. Try searching Craigslist.

    If you want something you see online, a lot of us are breeders and sell hatching eggs to incubate. I myself am one of those breeders, but check the Marans thread too - Plenty of people there willing to sell some hatching eggs. That way you know in person, too, what your chicks will lay when they grow up. [​IMG]
     

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