Chocolate or Dark Brown Egg Layers are some of the more sought after and harder to find chicken breeds among poultry enthusiasts. Breeds like the Black Copper Marans, Welsummer, and Barnevelder are in high demand. While the prices for some of these prized breeds is much higher, the reward is often a rich dark chocolate brown egg laying chicken breed.
As we have said previously, dark brown eggs will taste no different than any other egg color. However, they can provide exceptional contrast to other lighter colored eggs in a carton. Chocolate egg layers are often bred with Easter Eggers or Amerauacanas to create Olive Eggers. These chickens will lay a darker green or olive colored egg.
The most popular of the dark brown egg layers is the Marans breed. You can find both feather legged and non feather legged varieties of these chickens. The traditional Black Copper Marans chicken is one of the most sought after rare chicken breed. Usually, with these breeds, you will get what you pay for in terms of quality. It is often worth it to go with higher quality breeding stock to ensure you get the darkest eggs. Aside from the Black Copper Marans, you will also find Wheaten Marans, and Cuckoo Marans Chickens in our Dark Brown egg Layer category.
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