French Cuckoo Marans

$7.00$12.00

French Cuckoo 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.  French Cuckoo Marans are very attractive birds.

The cuckoo pattern is very much like a barred pattern like on a Barred Rock.  However, the barring or the delineation between the black and white stripes is smudged in the Cuckoo pattern.  The color effect is smokey and blurred.  Hens are much darker over all than the roosters.  Roosters are striking and chivalrous, with an upright and tall stance.  They have bright red combs and large wattles.  French Feather Legged Cuckoo Maran roosters are much lighter with a lot higher percentage of white feathers than the females.  French Cuckoo 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, French Cuckoo 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.

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

Available February – August

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

(Minimum 3 per Sex)

(Maximum 15 Chicks)

Amount Female St Run Male
3+ $12.00 $10.00 $8.00
5+ $11.75 $9.50 $7.50
10+ $11.25 $8.50 $7.25
15 $11.00 $8.00 $7.00

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 guarantee is 75% accuracy.

PLEASE NOTE: Availability chart is updated weekly and does not reflect the availability of in-stock poultry and does not represent a guarantee of ship date.
We hatch/ship February – September of each season.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.

Quantity Discount will appear in your cart!

FREE Shipping on 15+ Total Poultry

PLEASE REVIEW MINIMUM ORDER RULES & QUANTITIES BELOW

———->  Minimum Order Requirements  <———–

There is an additional small order fee ($35.00) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. 

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Description

French Cuckoo 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.  French Cuckoo Marans are very attractive birds.

The cuckoo pattern is very much like a barred pattern like on a Barred Rock.  However, the barring or the delineation between the black and white stripes is smudged in the Cuckoo pattern.  The color effect is smokey and blurred.  Hens are much darker over all than the roosters.  Roosters are striking and chivalrous, with an upright and tall stance.  They have bright red combs and large wattles.

French Feather Legged Cuckoo Maran roosters are much lighter with a lot higher percentage of white feathers than the females.  French Cuckoo 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.

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

Available February – August

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

(Minimum 3 per Sex)

(Maximum 15 Chicks)

Poultry Class: Continental Class
Weights: Hen ——-6 1/2 lbs          Rooster—8 lbs
Purpose and Type: Dual, Egg Laying and meat; Production
Egg Shell Color: Dark Brown
Egg Production: Good 200+
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

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 guarantee is 75% accuracy.

We hatch/ship February – September of each season.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.

Quantity Discount will appear in your cart!

FREE Shipping on 15+ Total Poultry

PLEASE REVIEW MINIMUM ORDER RULES & QUANTITIES BELOW

———->  Minimum Order Requirements  <———–

There is an additional small order fee ($35.00) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. 

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Additional information

Sex

Male, St. Run, Female

Desired Hatch Week

MARCH 18TH 2019, MARCH 25TH 2019, APRIL 1ST 2019, APRIL 8TH 2019, APRIL 15TH 2019, APRIL 22ND 2019, APRIL 29TH 2019, MAY 6TH 2019, MAY 13TH 2019, MAY 20TH 2019, JUNE 3RD 2019, JUNE 10TH 2019, JUNE 24TH 2019, JULY 8TH 2019, JULY 15TH 2019, JULY 22ND 2019, JULY 29TH 2019, AUGUST 5TH 2019