The Golden Salmon Marans (Project) rooster plumage is very different than the hen’s which corresponds to it. It is close to the brown-red plumage but it is especially very similar to the froment (french term for wheat or wheaten) cock’s. It also has a coppery finery on a black plumage background to which is added a citananon-fawn colored wing miror and not the black miror of the brown-red variety. The breast must be black with a duller black abdomen. The hackles and the lancets are coppery colored with variable tonalities (from orangery to golden-coppery shades) and possibly bordered or not with black flames. The back and the small of the back are auburn-red colored with dark and velvet red shoulders. The miror is of course fawn or cinnamon brown colored and made up of folded wing secondary remexs. The tail is black, the primary remexs are pure and black and they make the armband. The cock also has on the tail base on the rump, a tuft of ash-gray downy feathers. The hen has a hackle that is light golden colored with black tips on a salmon reddish-brown breast. This latter color is close to the gray tone around the belly underside and the tail and close to reddish tones on the thighs. Be careful, this salmon color of the breast is a fundamental mark of this genetic variety. It gives its name to the variety and allows to avoid all confusion with the real genetic “partridge” variety which never owns the least salmon tonality and which moreover seems not to exist in Marans. The coat is blackish-brown colored made up of a fine and blackish filigree on the feather. The coat shows a general warmer and brown tonality whereas that for the real “partridges”, their shades have a quite colder and darker tonality. The wing remexs as well as the tail candal are also blackish-brown with little brown dots.
Disclosure NOTE: This color pattern is in the first stage of selective selection of color in 2017 and we cannot guarantee color uniformity at this time.
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.