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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Black Copper Marans

Black Copper Marans  Rooster Chicken Breed

Black Copper Marans Rooster Chicken Breed

Black Marans Pullet Chicken

Black Copper Marans Pullet Chicken

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Day old Black Copper Marans chicks



Black Copper Marans Eggs

Black Copper Marans Eggs

Egg Color Chart
Black Copper Marans are #6 to #8

Black Copper Marans Chicken Breed


Black Copper Marans Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
*Heritage Breed

Black Copper Marans Chicken Breed Information:

The Black Copper Marans  ( same as: Black Copper / Brown Red Marans) are one of the rarest breeds of chicken in the United States. Black Copper Marans produce one of the darkest chocolate-brown eggs known. It is one of the rarest breeds in the USA due to the import bans thus causing a lack of genetic diversity for Black Copper Marans Chicken breeders here in the USA. Black Copper Marans eggs are a common chicken breed in France and are prized by French chefs. These eggs are said to be the favorite egg of James Bond. Cackle Hatchery’s bloodline/strain of Black Copper Marans come with lightly feathered legs which is called for by the French Poultry Standard


Chicken Facts:

  • Poultry Show Class: Continental

  • Weights -   Hen-----6 lbs         Rooster------8 lbs
                       Pullet---5 lbs         Cockerel----7 lbs

  • Purpose Egg Laying

  • Egg Shell Color - Dark Chocolate Brown

  • Egg Production - Good, 200+ eggs per year (*estimates only, see FAQ)

  • Country of Origin -France

  • APA: -

  • ALBC: -Not Listed 

  • Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure Black Copper Marans chicken since 2012.

 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.



Breed Group Qty Per Chick Price
To Purchase
Black Copper Marans Straight Run 5 6.90 34.50
Black Copper Marans Straight Run 10 6.90 69.00
Black Copper Marans Straight Run 15 6.90 103.50
Black Copper Marans Straight Run 25 6.90 172.50
Black Copper Marans Pullets 5 8.95 44.75
Black Copper Marans Pullets 10 8.95 89.50
Black Copper Marans Pullets 15 8.95 134.25
Black Copper Marans Pullets 25 8.95 223.75
Black Copper Marans Cockerels 1 5.10 5.10

Black Copper Marans Cockerels 10 5.10 51.00
Black Copper Marans Cockerels 15 5.10 76.50
Black Copper Marans Cockerels 25 5.10 127.50

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