White Marans egg color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NoseyChickens, May 11, 2010.

  1. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    I have read that white marans do not lay as dark of an egg, but I have searched and searched and cannot find a picture of an egg laid by a white maran. Are the eggs that much lighter? Are they still darker than your average brown egg?
  2. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

    May 5, 2007
    central maine
    from what I read on a marans breed site, in order to be called marans eggs, they have to be a certain color on the egg scale or they are no longer considered marans. I think it's a 4- could be 5 on the marans scale. so white would also have to be minimally in that range. I have heard that cuckoo are lighter but that may be because so many poorly breed birds are now in the gene pool due to the popularity explosion.
  3. blackdotte

    blackdotte Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
    There is no correlation between plumage colour & egg colour.

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