French Cuckoo Marans

$7.00$11.00

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 growing increasingly popular as many claim they lay the darkest eggs of all Marans varieties.    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 French Cuckoo Marans is a much darker bird than the adult male.  French Cuckoo Marans males have a higher percentage of white feathers than the females.  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 Cuckoo Marans 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 8#, Female 6.5#

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+ $11.00 $8.25 $7.00
6+ $10.25 $7.50 $6.50
15+ $9.75 $7.00 $6.00
25+ $9.25 $6.50 $5.50

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

Please note that our online availability is only updated once a week.  We allow you to select a desired hatch week but those dates are NOT guaranteed.  Actual ship dates may vary depending on the breeds and quantities selected.

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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 growing increasingly popular as many claim they lay the darkest eggs of all Marans varieties.    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 French Cuckoo Marans is a much darker bird than the adult male.  French Cuckoo Marans males have a higher percentage of white feathers than the females.  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 Cuckoo Marans 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 chart
  • Egg Production: 200+ eggs per year
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Temperament: Docile
  • Gender Accuracy: 75-80%
  • Broody: Setter
  • Country of Origin: France
  • APA: No

Please note that our online availability is only updated once a week.  We allow you to select a desired hatch week but those dates are NOT guaranteed.  Actual ship dates may vary depending on the breeds and quantities selected.

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Sex

Male, Straight Run, Female

Desired Hatch Week

March 14, 2022, March 21, 2022, March 28, 2022, April 4, 2022, April 11, 2022, April 18, 2022, April 25, 2022, May 2, 2022, May 9, 2022, May 16, 2022, May 23, 2022, May 30, 2022, June 6, 2022, June 13, 2022, June 20, 2022, June 27, 2022, July 4, 2022, July 11, 2022, July 18, 2022, July 25, 2022, August 1, 2022, August 8, 2022