Black Copper Marans, which originated in western France in the town of Marans, are best known for their very dark chocolate colored eggs. Marans lay the darkest egg of any variety of chicken.
They are a fast grower, dual meat and egg bird and stand confinement well. They are also excellent when allowed to free range as they do not cause the damage to your garden that some breeds do through heavy scratching. The original French birds have feathered legs as do ours. The lovely eggs shown in our pictures are from the same hens that will lay the eggs you will receive. These photos were taken at the beginning of their laying cycle and no hen can produce such eggs every time. egg color can lighten somewhat towards the end of their cycle and then return to dark again after a period of rest. You will get the darkest eggs they lay at the time of shipment. The eggs you receive could be lighter than pictured, but the chickens they produce will be capable of that type of egg.
Roosters average 8 lbs. Hens average 7 lbs. This beautiful breed is calm, quiet and gentle. Rooster to hen ratio is 2 to 8 in this coop. We continually strive to improve our line of Marans by always using honorable breeding practices and following the french standard,enhancing the most desirable characteristics and encouraging depth of egg color.
Please note: All of our Black Copper Marans are feather-legged. Due to their genetic background, a small percentage of chicks may still hatch clean-legged (without feathers on their legs).
A truly wonderful breed to own and enjoy. Quite rare in this quality and very very special. Exhibition prospects may be found in these lines.
Larger orders may require multiple shipments. Please email us with any concerns or questions.
IMPORTANT: We do not, under any circumstance, guarantee that your eggs will hatch! Many factors beyond our control may contribute to incubation success or failure. Please see our FAQ page for complete information.
PLEASE NOTE: Hatching eggs are shipped as soon as available. We do our best to estimate current availability above. These estimates are based on past laying habits. Certain breeds are in high demand and may be sold out for weeks or perhaps months. Please be patient and know that every effort is being made to fill your order just as quickly as possible. Please see our FAQ page for complete information about current availability.