French White Marans Chicken

  • French White Marans – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship       
Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru July

Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Continental Class
  • Weights: Hen — 7 lbs             Rooster — 9 lbs                Pullet — 6 lbs            Cockerel — 7 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Exhibition; pet; meat production
  • Egg Shell Color: Dark brown
  • Egg Production: 180+ per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Temperament: Gentle
  • Gender Accuracy: 80-85%
  • Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
  • Broody: Rarely
  • Mating Ratio: 9 females to 1 male
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin: France
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 2014
  • TLC: No
  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure French White Marans since 2017.


The French white Marans chicken has impressively pure white plumage. It is the friendliest and gentlest of all the Marans varieties.

This breed originated in the 1960s in France as a commercial meat bird. Many gourmet chefs still prefer them over other breeds.

At one time Cackle Hatchery® maintained a flock of French white Marans. After several years of breeding we could not bring the shell color of their eggs up to standard. Because we felt our customers would be unhappy with the shell color of the French white Marans chicken, we discontinued the breed.

You may like one of our other Marans color varieties. For more information about any of our Marans chickens, feel free to contact us.


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