The Marans breed originated in France, in marshy areas close to the Atlantic coast. The breed is named after the historic port town of Marans. Evolution of the Marans type bird is said to have begun as early as the 13th century, with crosses between the local marsh hens and various gamecocks brought in to the port on ships. They are well known for their dark russet egg shell color.
It is very difficult to find the perfect balance between a visually correct bird and one that lays the darkest egg color. It is the quest of over true Marans breeder. We will always select our best typed birds before egg color. That being said, we do not hatch eggs from substandard egg color. It is all about balance.
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Black Copper Marans
APA Class: Continental
Egg Color: Dark Russet - Chocolate
Personality: Active, friendly, good free rangers
Sexable at Hatch: No