"The Marans are now officially a recognized breed of the Continental Class by the American Poultry Association. The Wheaten variety was recognized in October of 2011 at the Crossroads Show in Indianapolis, Indiana". The Wheaten line carries feathered shanks and amber eyes with light wheaten colored feathers. These birds are friendly, sociable and active. Roosters are very calm and can co-habitat nicely with each other. French Wheaten Marans are bred to lay dark chocolate eggs and are considered gourmet eggs. With the dark eggs during the laying cycle, as with all fowl eggs, the color will lighten as the laying season progresses. These are some beautiful birds to be on the farm and a great addition to your flock. Mahogany brown eggs but color with this variety is not as dark as with the Black Copper Marans. While the back color is fairly standard there are a variety of shades for the breast and rear ranging from almost white to deep red clay. Marans lay a large egg 2.3 oz for a pullet to 2.8 oz for a hen. They should have a consistently deep dark red-brown shell (minimum of 3 on the color chart). However with this being said our current flocks in 2015 produced about 5% clean legs.
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.
We placed a small order last February for 3 French Wheatens and 3 Wyandottes. The order came just when it should have and now the Wyandottes lay almost everyday. Out of the 3 Marans, only one lays and she eats her egg as soon as she lays it. But we love the Wyandottes! (Posted on 2/24/2019)
Love our Wheatons! Review by Marty
We love our Wheaton Marans! Sweet girls....beautiful dark eggs! Most all meet breed standard, and out of 15 we have 3 or 4 real beauties! Great homestead chickens,and super foragers. Very healthy...didn't loose a single one. (Posted on 12/6/2018)
Perfect Flock Addition Review by JaneS
I ordered 3 unsexed wheatens with my last batch of chicks and just love these. I did get the roo I was hoping for and he is the sweetest of all so far.
(Posted on 3/22/2018)
very happy Review by Blue Sky Poultry
Very happy with my wheaten marans pullets! They fit well in my mixed flock and I have started getting eggs...nice rich color...can't wait to order more! Wish I could post an egg pic... (Posted on 11/12/2016)
Smith Family Review by Julia Missouri July 2012
Liked you chicken YouTube videos (Posted on 1/14/2016)