- French Cuckoo Marans Chicken
The French Cuckoo Marans are one of the most versatile and most physically attractive types of Marans chickens. With feathered legs and striking speckled plumage, this bird is great for outdoor free-range flocks in cold climates as well as show-quality flocks. Like other Marans, this breed is especially rare in the United States. This breed produces a decent amount of dark brown or speckled eggs and also obtains a large size at a fast rate, so they can be a great addition to egg-laying, meat-production or dual-purpose flocks. Our French Cuckoo Marans flock is small, therefore quantities are limited. Order yours right away before they are sold out! Our cackle flock lays egg shell colors of 6-8 on the French Marans Egg color chart found in the gallery.
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the American production version of the breed Cuckoo Marans.
Sexing Note: Most of our breeds we can average 90% accuracy on gender sexing. However, with the French Marans breed it is more difficult for the vent sexor to make this determination, so for this breed our guarantee is 75% accuracy.
French Cuckoo Marans Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Continental Class
- Weights: Hen -------6 1/2 lbs Rooster----9 lb
Pullet------5 1/2 lbs Cockerel---7 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source
- Egg Shell Color: Dark Brown #3 to #6 Range
- Egg Production: 180+ eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Gender Accuracy: 75-80%
- Fertility Percentage: 55-70%
- Broody: Setter
- Mating Ratio: 8 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: France
- APA: No
- ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of French Feather Legged Cuckoo Marans since 2012.
Love these eggs Review by Lost Trail Tanch
I purchased the FCM chicks because I love the dark red and brown colors of the eggs. They are so beautiful. The chicks were healthy and as hens are easy keepers. Very satisfied!! (Posted on 10/30/2019)
Nice birds. Review by Dr Jeffy
Ordered 3 females, but got 2 females and one male. That is the roll of the dice. The females starting laying at 5 months of age. The rooster is easy going and gets along fine playing second fiddle to a more aggressive black copper maran rooster. (Posted on 10/30/2019)
French Cuckoo Maran Hens Review by CAROL
I had purchased 15 chicks and 4 or 5 female french maran chicks. They have grown into beautiful hens. They lay very well and are very friendly. get along well with our mixed variety of chickens, would order them again. Thank you for the great service! (Posted on 10/29/2019)
Awesome Surprize Review by Amy
We got a beautiful big roo in our surprize box last year! What a handsome guy he has turned into! Now I am ordering him specifically some girls! He's very mellow and easy to handle and work around (He free ranges here with the rest of our mixed breeds flock atm.) (Posted on 1/26/2017)
Thank You Cackle Hatchery Review by Emily Ohio April 2008
I received my order this morning and could not be more pleased! I ordered 30 chicks and received 57. They are beautiful! Also I want to thank you for offering a discount to 4-Hers! I really appreciate it. I will be showing my birds at the fair this year. You folks also have AWESOME customer service, so keep up the good work! You have won my business! (Posted on 1/11/2016)