The Marans breed is the source of the famous “chocolate” eggs, favored by gourmet chefs. Black Copper Marans are known for having some of the darkest eggs of all the Marans varieties.
Black Copper Marans, bred to APA standard, should have feathering down their leg and lay a deep chocolate brown egg. Other features that we breed for include a solid toned copper hackle and a breast with minimal chest spotting. Our flock is a work in progress but we are very pleased with the direction our egg color and conformation are heading. Marans are considered a dual-purpose chicken.
We have black and blue copper marans hens in our flock and eggs and chicks can be either color. Black Coppers are APA approved and can be shown at any poultry show. To learn more, including standards and photos of show quality Black Copper Marans, visit The Marans Club of America.
One dozen (12) blue/black copper Marans hatching eggs. Small chance of hatching a splash Copper Marans chick. Marans are a large dual purpose breed, with feathered legs and a brown-red plumage pattern. They lay a large, dark terra cotta/chocolate colored egg.