Cackle Hatchery® 

"Hatching and Shipping Since 1936"
Family Owned for Three Generations

PO Box 529,  Lebanon, MO  65536
417-532-4581 - 417-588-1918 (fax)
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Cuckoo Marans


This picture shows the dark chocolate brown color of the Marans Chicken eggs as compared to normal brown chicken egg and white chicken eggs.

This picture shows the dark chocolate brown color of the Marans Chicken eggs as compared to normal brown chicken egg and white chicken eggs.

Flock of Cuckoo Marans Chickens

Flock of Cuckoo Marans Chickens

Cuckoo Marans Group of Chicks

Cuckoo Marans Chicks

Egg Color Chart
Cuckoo Marans are #3 to #6 shades

"Thank you Cackle Hatchery"! Charlie with his Cuckoo Marans Chicken Rooster and Best Overall Ribbon Award, Madison County Fair, Greenville, MO

"Thank you Cackle Hatchery® "! Charlie with his Cuckoo Marans Chicken Rooster and Best Overall Ribbon Award, Madison County Fair, Greenville, MO

Cuckoo Maran Pullet

Cuckoo Marans Pullet.

Cuckoo Marans Chicken Breed

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Cuckoo Marans Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
*Heritage Breed 
    


Cuckoo Marans Chicken Breed Information:

The Cuckoo Marans were developed in France in the town of Marans during the mid 1800's. It is a dual purpose bird and is known for its deep chocolate brown eggs which some eggs may have some speckled dark pigments in the egg shell. The brown egg color can vary in darker and lighter as the hen’s go through their laying cycles. Vitamin K and calcium can have some limited help with keeping the dark brown egg shell color. They are a fast growing bird and a very rare breed here in the United States. The Cuckoo Marans have a black and white feather color pattern similar to the Barred Plymouth Rock. Cackle Hatchery® ’s Cuckoo Marans have limited/to no feathers on their legs and are a production type blood line.

Chicken Facts:

  • Poultry Show Class: Other Breed
  • Weights -   Hen-----7 lbs             Rooster------9 lbs
                       Pullet---6  lbs              Cockerel----7 lbs

  • Purpose - Dual Purpose: Egg laying and meat production
  • Egg Shell Color: Dark Brown
  • Egg Production: Good 180+ per year (*estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Country of Origin - France
  • APA: -Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
  • ALBC: -Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: “ Cackle Hatchery®  Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure Cuckoo Maran’s since 1999.

     

Cackle Hatchery®  has these chickens for sale. If you would like just a few chicks for sale then check out our Small Poultry Order or City/Town Chicken Specials and also our Backyard Chicken Houses.



Minimum of 5 birds of each breed, variety, color, or sex. ONLY EXCEPTIONS: If you are ordering pullets, you may order 1 or 2 cockerels to go with them  or UNLESS YOU ARE ORDERING ONE OF THE CITY-TOWN OR SMALL ORDER SPECIALS”
Straight Run, Pullets and Cockerels are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age  You MUST have a minimum order of 15 chicks total.

BABY CHICK PRICES

   
Breed  Group Qty Per Chick Price
To Purchase
Cuckoo Marans Straight Run 5 2.90 14.50
Cuckoo Marans Straight Run 10 2.80 28.00
Cuckoo Marans Straight Run 15 2.70 40.50
Cuckoo Marans Straight Run 25 2.60 65.00
Cuckoo Marans Straight Run 50 2.45 122.50
 
Cuckoo Marans Straight Run 100 2.30 230.00
 
Cuckoo Marans Pullets 5 3.40 17.00
Cuckoo Marans Pullets 10 3.35 33.50
Cuckoo Marans Pullets 15 3.25 48.75
Cuckoo Marans Pullets 25 3.10 77.50
Cuckoo Marans Pullets 50 2.85 142.50
Cuckoo Marans Pullets 100 2.75 275.00
 
Cuckoo Marans Cockerels 1-9 2.15 2.15
Cuckoo Marans Cockerels 10 2.00 20.00
Cuckoo Marans Cockerels 15 1.90 28.50
Cuckoo Marans Cockerels 25 1.80 45.00
Cuckoo Marans Cockerels 50 1.70 85.00
 
Cuckoo Marans Cockerels 100 1.50 150.00



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