French Black Copper Marans




Black Copper Marans

The Marans is a breed of chicken from the port town of Marans France. The breed was created with the local feral chickens descended from fighting game chickens carried from Indonesia and India. It is certainly a favorite at poultry shows, and is a dual purpose breed known both for its extremely dark eggs and fine meat qualities. Though the original Marans could also be feather legged birds, British breeders preferred the clean legged version, and thus feathered legged Marans are now mainly found in France and the United States. The American Poultry Association only recognizes feathered legged.

Marans lay around 150-200 dark brown eggs each year depending on the variety. Marans are historically a dual-purpose bird, prized not only for their dark eggs but for their table qualities as well. Their gentle temperaments and quiet demeanor makes them ideal for suburban backyard chicken keepers, as well as any assorted farm flock as they rarely bully smaller breeds.

We have sourced our flock from several blood lines and have diverse genetics in our flock.

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