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I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
Few of us on here used to breed Marans and Welsummers for dark brown Eggs.

Anyone still got them?
I still have Cuckoo Marans, here are a few eggs




Looking for a cockerel to go with them
Must be from a dark egg but also bred big for Utility not just eggs or show.

Will probably just buy in some eggs and be ready to go next season.
What you think?
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
I have always found the dark eggs difficult to hatch. Hence my birds are on the old side generally with only odd young ones.
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
Those look brilliant Dave. Kevin Bowkett is your man for dark brown egg layers.  
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
I may have found some hatching eggs from a guy in Lancashire.
Apparently he breeds for size as well as egg colour and also swops eggs regularly with Kevin Bowkett.

So I could be onto a winner  

But I did tell Mrs C that I'd finished for the season  
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
You're a braver man than me Dave.
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
Just so happens I'm working in Lancashire on Monday  
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
I'm sure she'll understand.
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
Beleave it or not, I happened upon 24 Marans hatching eggs today  
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
As dark as the one's in your photo?
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
Yes, better I would say  
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
I have put the 7 darkest eggs in my small incy,
I will mark these chicks and keep a cockerel or 2 from them so I know they from the darkest possible eggs  

If you know what I mean.
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
Good luck with them
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
Colour has dropped off I bit now but I'm still happy with the Marans girls efforts today  


I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
Got a nice hatch of 15 chicks this week.










Look like little Tanks  
I\'m Back breeding for dark eggs
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