Wrong egg colour from breed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Zimbamo, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Zimbamo

    Zimbamo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I've been getting olive eggs from my Cuckoo Maran pullet (Snowy is her name) but she is suposed to light brown eggs [​IMG]. If you have any info about why she is those coloured eggs (even though I'm not complaining about them [​IMG]) please post it, thanks
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have any Easter Eggers? Do you have a picture of your pullet? She could be a mix.
     
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  3. Shan30

    Shan30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well a marans egg is supposed to be a dark brown so if she is laying olive eggs she must have some Amerecauna or Araucana mixed in. Love olive eggs :)
     
  4. Zimbamo

    Zimbamo Out Of The Brooder

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    Well Cuckoo and I think wheaten marans are suposed to lay lighter brown but you're right saying that most marans lay dark brown eggs and p.s I got her from swapping rooster for her so she could be a mix [​IMG] and also to verr67 I don't have any olive eggers but thanks for the idea
     
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  5. Shan30

    Shan30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh funny, I've never heard that about the cuckoo's! Either way a rooster for a hen is a good trade!
     
  6. Zimbamo

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    But she looks exactly like a normal cuckoo maran...
     

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