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French Wheaten Marans Chicks

$9.95$13.95

Explore Valley Hatchery’s French Wheaten Marans baby chickens for sale. Perfect for backyard flocks with a love for dark brown eggs.

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Shipping Next On: Jun 10, 2024


Straight Run (Not Sexed) 3 $9.95
Female 3 $13.95
Male 1 $10.95
Gender Minimum Price Quantity
*Maximum total quantity allowed: 15

French Wheaten Marans Chickens, renowned for their dual-purpose role in egg production and aesthetics, originate from France and have gained recognition by the American Poultry Association. These docile birds are prolific layers, producing over 200 large, dark brown eggs annually, which fall between a five and eight shade on the Marans egg color chart. The roosters typically weigh around 8lbs, and the hens about 6.5lbs, making them a substantial and attractive addition to any flock.

In terms of appearance, the females of this breed display an array of wheat-colored feathers, beautifully contrasted by black tail feathers. The males, on the other hand, showcase a striking combination of orange, red, and black plumage. This particular color variety of French Marans was officially accepted into the American Standard of Perfection in 2011.

These birds are not only visually appealing but also possess friendly and sociable temperaments. They are known for their feathered shanks, amber eyes, and light wheaten-colored feathers. The roosters are notably calm and can cohabit peacefully with each other. A notable feature of the French Wheaten Marans is their capability to lay dark chocolate eggs, considered gourmet in many circles. It’s important to note that the egg color can lighten as the laying season progresses.

For those considering adding French Wheaten Marans Chicks to their flocks, it’s important to note a unique aspect regarding sexing accuracy. Typically, at Valley Hatchery, we pride ourselves on achieving around 90% accuracy in determining the gender of our chicks. However, with French Marans, this task becomes a bit more complex. For this particular breed, we offer a 75% accuracy guarantee in sexing, as identifying their gender at a young age is notably more challenging. This consideration is crucial for anyone planning their flocks’ composition.

Gender

Straight Run (Not Sexed), Female, Male

Poultry Type

Large Fowl Chickens

Show Class

Continental

Purpose & Type

Dual Purpose, Egg Laying

Egg Shell Color

Dark Brown

Egg Production

Excellent

Egg Size

Large

Temperament

Calm

Broody

Setter

APA Recognized

Yes

Hardiness

Cold Hardy

Breed Availability


Date Females Males Straight Run
05/22/24
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LOW
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05/27/24
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05/29/24
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06/03/24
UNAVAILABLE
LOW
UNAVAILABLE
06/05/24
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
06/10/24
LOW
AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE
06/12/24
AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE
06/17/24
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
06/19/24
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06/24/24
UNAVAILABLE
LOW
LOW
06/26/24
UNAVAILABLE
LOW
UNAVAILABLE
07/01/24
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
07/03/24
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
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07/08/24
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
07/10/24
UNAVAILABLE
LOW
UNAVAILABLE
07/15/24
UNAVAILABLE
LOW
UNAVAILABLE
07/17/24
UNAVAILABLE
LOW
UNAVAILABLE
07/22/24
LOW
LOW
LOW
07/24/24
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
07/29/24
LOW
LOW
LOW
07/31/24
UNAVAILABLE
LOW
UNAVAILABLE
08/05/24
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
UNAVAILABLE
08/07/24
LOW
LOW
AVAILABLE
08/12/24
LOW
AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE
08/14/24
UNAVAILABLE
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08/21/24
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08/28/24
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09/04/24
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09/11/24
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09/18/24
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09/25/24
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10/09/24
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UNAVAILABLE
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10/16/24
UNAVAILABLE
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10/23/24
UNAVAILABLE
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UNAVAILABLE
10/30/24
UNAVAILABLE
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UNAVAILABLE


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