French Black Marans

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Day Old Female$13.47
Day Old Male$7.16
Day Old Not Sexed$7.96

French Black Marans have lustrous black plumage and slight feathering on the legs. They were recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 2020.

Be aware that these black chickens commonly have a few white feathers in the first and second stage molt. But by about six months of age the plumage will be solid black.

Marans chickens are a friendly, dual-purpose breed. Even the roosters get along well with each other.

The hens lay eggs with incredibly dark chocolate brown shells. As with any brown-shell egg, the color becomes lighter during the laying cycle. However, at the beginning of the next cycle the shells will again be darker.

French Marans in other color varieties are also offered here at Chickens for Backyards. We are sure you will love this breed from the French port town of Marans.

 Egg Color Dark Brown  Hardiness Cold
 Egg Size Large  Broody Excellent
 Production Good  Hen Weight 6½ lbs
 Personality Docile  Rooster Weight 8 lbs

Live Chick Guarantee

We guarantee your ordered number of birds will arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur. This guarantee covers only the safe and live delivery of your poultry. For any adjustment to be made, you must report any loss to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt. Reshipment is subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements; we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and do not include shipping charges.

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