black copper marans

Brown Eggs

January 28, 2012 · 6 comments

Sometimes I wonder if homegrown (home-laid?) eggs are like snowflakes, no two the same.   These eggs are from red sex-linked or black sex-linked hens crossed with a black copper marans rooster. They’re probably the prettiest chicken eggs I’ve ever seen. We just moved our laying chickens out of the¬†patch of timber bamboo that was […]


Raising chickens really is the best thing ever. Last fall, we had a neighboring 4-H student hatch out eggs from our red and black sex linked hens (known for good egg production) crossed with a black copper marans rooster (know for dark brown eggs), and we got 26 chicks. The young chickens as well as […]