The Marans is now officially a recognized breed of the Continental Class by the American Poultry Association. 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 though some eggs may have some speckled dark pigments in the egg shell. The brown egg color can vary in darkness as the hens 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.
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the original French version of the breed French Cuckoo Marans.
We also have Cuckoo Marans Started Pullets available to order.
We also offer at limited times of the year Cuckoo Marans Fertile Hatching Eggs
Check out our blog to learn more about the differences between Cuckoo Marans and French Cuckoo Marans here