Chocolate Brown Eggs or Blue or Both?

After reading an article in Southern Living about copper colored eggs…not just your ordinary brown egg, but the color of a copper penny, I looked up copper colored eggs on line and came up with a whole new world of rare breed chickens…French Black Copper Marans. Take a look at the color of these eggs…

And I thought to myself…I would really like to have 2 or 3 of these hens. These dark chocolate brown eggs are amazing…

“The deepness of color of these eggs is measured in France by the “Marans Scale”. It is a scale from 1 to 9, with Marans coloring starting at 4, and Black Copper Marans coloring starting at 5. In this illustration, a standard Large White egg is used as #1. You can easily see that the Black Copper Marans standard is much larger, and has a slightly less oval (more round) shape.” ~ Black Copper Marans

This is what they look like…

French Black Copper Marans

And then I saw the blue eggs…

These are the Ameraucana breed from Sunny Day Chicks . Totally irresistible!

So, I’d like to have 2 or 3 of these as well…

So what do you think?

Chicken Scratch Poultry

Also check out the Before chicken coop that Sarah and I are working on…HERE. : )






13 thoughts on “Chocolate Brown Eggs or Blue or Both?

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  2. I’ve got both but more Americaunas than Marans (just one lone hen) and she is only part Maran as far as I can tell. She lays dark eggs with darker spots. My other two unknown breed/mixed chickens lay a rosy egg and a pinkish egg. The rest are Americaunas and they lay mostly blue, a few greenish, some sort of gray-tan with darker spots. I just like the colors. The colorful eggs are more appealing to people at farm markets.


    • I ordered my first Americauna chicks, and they should be coming soon. I saw the picture of your beautiful blue eggs. I can’t wait to have some too, but it will be at least 6 months. Right now my younger Marans have just started laying, so I’m getting small dark coppery brown eggs. Love it! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


  3. I am ordering more Americaunas very soon. The first ones I got last April took 7 months before they began to lay eggs so be prepared. Another breed I am getting is the Norwegian Jaerhon. They are like a Scandinavian leghorn, really good egg layers and adapted to cold weather.


    • I’ll have to look those up. I’m part Swedish so I love anything Scandinavian. But I live in Oklahoma where it is really hot. So the breeds that would survive better here would probably not be the ones that like cold.


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