French Black Tailed Red Marans

(2 customer reviews)

As low as: $5.95

Hatching on July 6, 2022

Order now for estimated delivery by July 9, 2022.

  • French Black Tailed Red Marans  – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship      
Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru Mid August

Limit of 14.


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 throughout the US and is still a project in the works. Cackle Hatchery started this project in 2016 along with some bloodlines from Bill Grover. 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.

Notable defects to consider before buying this breed are: 40% chance of fused toes and/or web toes and 30% chance of males with extreme large combs. We hope to improve the genetic inefficiencies as this project develops but this is what you can expect for the 2022 hatching season.  Our cackle flock lays egg shell colors of 6-9 on the French Marans Egg color chart found in the gallery.

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.

We also offer the French Marans Female Surplus and the Dark Brown Egg Female Surplus

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.

2 reviews for French Black Tailed Red Marans

  1. audra oldham

    Beautiful birds. Docile and inquisitive. I really love them. We just started getting eggs and I was delighted that they were 7-9 on the egg color scale. Definitely the darkest eggs I’ve ever seen in person. I would highly recommend this breed. I would advise getting straight run though. I ordered hens and Roosters separately but got 50/50.

  2. danamb45

    Thank you for the excellent service and the extra baby. All Beautiful & healthy chicks.

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Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Continental
  • Weights: Hen ——-6 1/2 lbs
    Rooster—8 lbs
    Pullet——5 1/2 lbs
    Cockerel—7 lbs
  • Purpose: Egg Laying
  • Egg Shell Color: Dark Brown #6 to #9 Range
  • Egg Production: Good 200+ ( (estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Mating Ratio: 8Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height:2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin: France
  • APA: No
  • TLC: Not Listed
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of  French Black Tailed Red Marans since 2020.



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