which Marans makes the darkest egg? Which breeders have darkest?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crazy4eggsJulie, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. crazy4eggsJulie

    crazy4eggsJulie Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    Anyone know who sells the darkest Marans eggs of all?
  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    There is no definitive answer for this question. There are quite a few breeders who sell nice Marans with good dark eggs. There are also rather a few sharks. With Marans it can be very much buyer beware. Those breeders with the best reputations probably have the longest waiting lists.
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    You need to find a breeder that has the birds you like and chat with them a while and find out if the eggs are what you would want also. Dark eggs can be misleading with a photo so a visit before purchasing is a wise choice but sometimes not easy.

    I happened upon a gorgeous pair of wheaten Marans and then the hen laid me some gorgeous #7 eggs. I got them at a steal of a price. You can bet I am overly fond of this pair and have raised a good many chicks from them.

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