French Black Marans are heritage, dual purpose chickens. The Marans breed originates from a town called Marans, France. Its a very winter hardy breed with a docile temperament. They are more athletic and take to foraging and free ranging more often than other breeds. The rich, black feathers that give the French Black Marans its name also give it a distinct difference from its sister Marans chickens. Like the other Marans chickens, this breed produces dark brown eggs other chickens cannot duplicate. Both Hens and Roosters are shimmery Black and chivalrous, with an upright and tall stance. They have bright red combs and wattles.
There are some white feathers in their 1st and 2nd stage feathering which is normal but by the 6th month they are solid black feathers. French Black Marans have feathering up the outside of their legs. Some birds may not have the leg feathering, but they do carry the gene for reproduction. Beyond being beautiful additions to the flock, these Marans will also add beautiful, dark brown eggs to your collection. Eggs are darkest when they start laying and begin to fade a little in color as they age.
Sexing Note: Most of our breeds we can average 90% accuracy on gender sexing. However, with the French Marans breed it is more difficult for the vent sexor to make this determination, so for this breed our Sexing Guarantee is 75% accuracy.
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: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source
- Color of Egg Shell: Dark Brown #3 to #6 Range
- Egg Production: Good, 200+ eggs per year
- Egg Size: Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Gender Accuracy: 75-80%
- Fertility Percentage: 55-70%
- Broody: Setter
- Mating Ratio: 8 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: France
- APA: No
- ALBC: Not Listed
Available February – August
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