French Cuckoo Marans Chicken

(5 customer reviews)

As low as: $5.55

Hatching on July 19, 2023

Order now for estimated delivery by July 22, 2023.

  • French Cuckoo Marans – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship   
Seasonal/Shipped Early Feb thru Mid August
Limit of 49 Not Sexed.
Limit of 24 Females and Males.


Breed Facts

  • 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 #5 to #8 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
  • TLC: No
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of French Feather Legged Cuckoo Marans since 2012.


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 5-8 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.

Also may like Dark Brown Egg Female Surplus or French Marans Pullet 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.

We also offer at limited times of the year French Cuckoo Fertile Hatching Eggs
Check out our blog to learn more about the differences between Cuckoo Marans and French Cuckoo Marans here


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5 reviews for French Cuckoo Marans Chicken

  1. Lost Trail Tanch

    Love these eggs

    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!!

  2. Dr Jeffy

    Nice birds.

    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.

  3. CAROL

    French Cuckoo Maran Hens

    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!

  4. Amy

    Awesome Surprize

    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.)

  5. Emily Ohio April 2008

    Thank You Cackle Hatchery

    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!

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