French Black Copper Marans
We are pleased to present our flock of French Black Copper Marans. This is is our own line after working with this breed for many years. The breed originated in Marans, France where they were prized by chefs for their dark shelled eggs with bright yellow yolks, as well as for their excellent meat quality. The Marans are a medium sized breed, quite docile, cope well with damp conditions and of course are best known for their chocolate brown colored eggs. Our breeding stock is from various breeders across North America, two of which imported their lines straight from France. We focus on Wade Jeane and Valentine bloodlines . We also have very respected Bev Davis bloodlines from the well known Cree farm in Washington and Channing Grisham bloodlines from Michigan. We strive to breed to the correct French Standard which has the leg feathering down to the outside toe, intense orange eyes, slate legs and minimum of copper hackles. Although we cant guarantee extensive leg feathering, the chances of the leg feathers are almost 100%. It would be very unusual for one of our offspring to not have it. Our eggs consistently are from 5 to 8 on the Marans scale and are a nice rich darkness. Stay tuned for more pictures as the weather improves!
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