Cuckoo Maran Chickens are a dual-purpose breed, recognized for their dark brown eggs and their meat quality. Their feather pattern is similar to that of the Barred Plymouth Rock. However, the barring pattern between the black and white stripes is more irregular and appears to be a blurred, jagged pattern. The adult female Cuckoo Maran is a much darker bird than the adult male Cuckoo Maran. They have a single comb, clean legs, white skin and are a cold-hardy breed. The Maran breed originates from a town called Marans, France. The Cuckoo Maran lays a large, dark chocolate brown and dark, speckled eggs. The brown egg color can vary in shades as the females go through their laying cycles . The Cuckoo Maran is considered a rare breed in the United States. The Cuckoo Maran is an active breed who enjoys free ranging but also does well in confinement. They make great backyard birds which add a splash of color to your egg basket. Our Cuckoo Maran strain is considered a high production breed and is not meant for show.
Approx. 200 Brown/Dark Brown/Speckled Eggs/year | Mature WT: Male 9#, Female 7#
- Poultry Show Class: Continental Class
- Weights: Hen: 7 lbs Rooster: 9 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Eggs & Meat; Pet
- Color of Egg Shell: Dark Brown #3 to #6 shades
- Egg Production: 200+ per year
- Egg Size: Large
- Temperament: Active
- Broody: Variable
- Country of Origin: France
- APA: Yes
- ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
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