The French call this color, “Fauve á Queue Noire”, and was first shown at an exhibition in Paris in 1932. The French Standard suggests the variety should, “correspond to those of the New Hampshire breed in color”.
This line was established from birds selected by prominent breeders through out the US. The hens are capable of laying eggs as dark as any other Marans. Selection should reflect a balance of type, egg color, as well as the chestnut feather color of the New Hampshire.
Like all Marans, the Black Tailed Red is a dual purpose breed. The hens can go broody, and make excellent mothers. They are VERY rare, and will make an exceptional addition to your homestead.