The French Black Copper Marans are considered to be a rare breed within the United States. They are typically hard to find in hatcheries in America, despite their ideal nature. This breed is known for being calm, friendly, and quiet making them an ideal breed for beginners. They do best in mild climates but can tolerate heat and cold decently. Each hen will lay an ample amount of eggs, 200 or more large dark brown eggs per year. The French Black Copper Marans breeding flock lays between a four and eight shade on the Marans egg color chart found in the photos. The roosters weigh in at 8 pounds and the hens will reach about 6.5 pounds. The French Black Copper Maran is an APA-recognized breed and is shown in the Continental Class. The typical lifespan of this breed is roughly 8 years but some have lived longer. We at Valley Hatchery offer a wide variety of both uncommon and common day-old chicks. No matter the breed, each baby poultry arrives to you happy and healthy with a live-arrival guarantee.
Learn more about this breed, watch this video by ‘Livestock Breeds’: