Marans origins can be traced back to 13th century France but were only just accepted as a recognized breed by the American Poultry Association in 2011. They are a passive and beautiful large fowl breed. They are most commonly known for laying the darkest chicken eggs.
Marans come in many colors, however only Black Copper, Wheaten & White are recognized by the American Poultry Association. We have fallen in love with the Black Copper and Wheaten varieties. Our Black Copper breeding flock contains Bev Davis and Little Peddler lines & our Wheaten comes direct from Beverly Hall Robertson's show winning flocks.
Our darkest eggs come from our Black Coppers, however egg color is a finicky thing among the Marans breed. A single hen can lay many shades of brown within the same season. The eggs are always darkest in the beginning of the laying season and lighten throughout the summer.
While we endeavor to produced high quality birds, we also know there can be defects. We commit to disclosing all known defects and we rely on our customers to let us know of any as well. However, we cannot take responsibility for defects when people use our birds to breed without consideration of faults or defects in parent stock. Thoughtless breeding, hatching and selling of hundreds of chicks a year without consideration or respect for the breed and work that has gone into developing these beautiful birds is not what we condone.