The Marans is a general purpose fowl for production of both meat and eggs. The breed is most famous for its large, dark chocolate-russet eggs, but it is also known for the fine flavor of meat.
First being recognized by the American Poultry Association in 2011.
Currently the varieties standardized are as follows: Black, Black Copper, Wheaten and White
Varieties possibly up for standardization: Black Silver, Blue, Blue Copper, Blue Silver, Cuckoo, Golden Cuckoo, Silver Cuckoo, Golden Salmon & Silver Salmon
Bold: Varieties we currently raise.
Weight: Drake: 8 lbs. Hen: 6.5 lbs.
Cockerel: 7 lbs. Pullet: 5.5 lbs.
Egg Color: Dark Reddish Brown
Egg Size: Large
Egg Production: Fair
APA - Recognized: Yes
Show Class: Continental
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