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Maran hen egg colour

I got a maran hen a couple of weeks ago and she is laying pale/off white eggs. I was told the shell would be a chocolate brown colour. Is this indicative of a problem ? Are the eggs ok to eat ?

Marty
Monday, June 5th, 2017

I would think the egg is fine to eat, what kind of Marans....if its speckled my guess is its not a marans...just something that looks like one. The egg is made white and the colour added (except in arucana) so i suppose its possible her spray machine is broken but i have never seen this happen.

Rj.

RjD
Monday, June 5th, 2017

Egg is fine to eat. I have a rogue maran in my flock who also lays a tinted colour egg. I don't hatch them and they go to the table. Here's a link to the egg colour chart for Marans from the Marans club in the uk.
http://www.themaransclub.co.uk/eggs-and-egg-colour-chart/454...

steno
Monday, June 5th, 2017

Great info in that link steno put up,the darkbrowneggs link is where i got my original marans from,super birds that lay good dark brown eggs.
Unfortunately sue has given up breeding them to go travelling.
Marty your hen is not a maran if its laying off white eggs,more than likely its just a speckledy hen,very hard to get pure bred marans over here.
Best bet would be to contact the marans club in the uk and source some eggs from a reliable breeder if you,re serious about getting into the breed.

nama-man
Monday, June 5th, 2017

i have a cuckoo maran who lays a beige egg, an wheatan marans that lay dark brown eggs.
* nama man, have u followed sues blog "the world is my lobster", it seems she has cancer now ,which is sad,.
thats some monster of a bus she drives around.

pearl
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Followed it for a while through another poultry site Pearl but lost track of it.
She,s a lovely woman and its a serious sized bus alright,did,nt realize she had cancer,must drop her a line.

nama-man
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Thanks for the replies. Must not be a true marans so. She's my favourite anyway.

Marty
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017


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