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French Black Marans

$7.50$12.50

French Black Marans are heritage, dual purpose chickens.   The Marans breed originates from a town called Marans, France.  It’s a very winter hardy breed with a docile temperament.  They are growing increasingly popular as many claim they lay the darkest eggs of all Marans varieties.  They are shiny greenish black in plumage from head to toe, with dark slate legs and black beaks.  Their combs, waddles, and ear lobes are always red, and their eyes are orange.   When looking at adult Marans from the side, you’ll notice that their bodies make a distinct V shape.   Most French Marans have feathered legs, but some may have very little feathering.  French Marans are a very hearty breed making them desirable in all climates.   Marans eggs are often described as the color of dark chocolate, and they can sometimes look dark red.  In general, the fewer eggs a chicken lays, the darker they’ll appear.   Also, the eggs at the beginning of the laying season are usually the darkest, and they get lighter as the season goes on.  Some eggs also have speckles on them, but it’s less common.  Marans eggs are considered fairly large.  French Marans tend to be very healthy are resistant to most diseases.  French Black Marans Chickens are friendly and make great yard birds that love to free range.   Adding these to your flock will also add beautiful dark brown eggs to your egg basket.

200+ Dark Brown Eggs/Year | Mature Wt: Male 9#, Female 7.5#

Available February – August

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
Female = 3
Male = 1
Total of 3 birds to ship

Qty Female St Run Male
3+ $12.50 $9.00 $7.50
6+ $12.50 $9.00 $7.50
10+ $12.50 $9.00 $7.50
15 $12.50 $9.00 $7.50

There is a small order fee ($25.00) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry.

Description

French Black Marans are heritage, dual purpose chickens.   The Marans breed originates from a town called Marans, France.  It’s a very winter hardy breed with a docile temperament.  They are growing increasingly popular as many claim they lay the darkest eggs of all Marans varieties.  They are shiny greenish black in plumage from head to toe, with dark slate legs and black beaks.  Their combs, waddles, and ear lobes are always red, and their eyes are orange.   When looking at adult Marans from the side, you’ll notice that their bodies make a distinct V shape.   Most French Marans have feathered legs, but some may have very little feathering.  French Marans are a very hearty breed making them desirable in all climates.   Marans eggs are often described as the color of dark chocolate, and they can sometimes look dark red.  In general, the fewer eggs a chicken lays, the darker they’ll appear.   Also, the eggs at the beginning of the laying season are usually the darkest, and they get lighter as the season goes on.  Some eggs also have speckles on them, but it’s less common.  Marans eggs are considered fairly large.  French Marans tend to be very healthy are resistant to most diseases.  French Black Marans Chickens are friendly and make great yard birds that love to free range.   Adding these to your flock will also add beautiful dark brown eggs to your egg basket.

Sexing is only about 75%-80% accurate.  We suggest buying Straight Run chicks.

200+ Dark Brown Eggs/Year | Mature Wt.: Male 8#, Female 6.5#

  • Poultry Show Class: Continental Class
  • Weights: Hen—–6 1/2 lbs.         Rooster——8 lbs.
  • Purpose and Type: Production, Eggs & Meat; Pet
  • Color of Egg Shell: Dark Brown #3 to #6 Range on color chart
  • Egg Production: Good, 200+ eggs per year
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Temperament: Docile
  • Gender Accuracy: 75-80%
  • Broody: Setter
  • Country of Origin: France
  • APA: No
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Additional information

Sex

Male, Straight Run, Female

Desired Hatch Week

February 6, 2023, February 13, 2023, February 20, 2023, February 27, 2023, March 6, 2023, March 13, 2023, March 20, 2023, March 27, 2023, April 3, 2023, April 10, 2023, April 17, 2023, April 24, 2023, May 1, 2023, May 8, 2023, May 15, 2023, May 22, 2023, May 29, 2023, June 5, 2023, June 12, 2023, June 19, 2023, June 26, 2023, July 3, 2023, July 10, 2023, July 17, 2023, July 24, 2023, July 31, 2023, August 7, 2023, August 14, 2023, August 21, 2023, August 28, 2023, September 6, 2023, September 13, 2023, September 20, 2023, September 27, 2023, October 2, 2023