Posts Tagged ‘Marans Chickens’
Marans were first developed in France in the early 1900’s. Although now widely imported there are variations between the standards in different countries so personality traits and physical attributions such as being feather or clean footed vary depending on the country and strain. One common link though is the medium to large dark chocolate brown eggs of which you might expect around 150 per year
Cuckoo Marans are probably the most common of the breed and come in standard, silver and gold colours. There are also black marans, black copper marans, white marans, wheaten marans and blue marans amongst the other many colour variations.
This photo shows the standard colours of a cuckoo maran hen.