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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 ?

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

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

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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