The French Marans is one of the rarest breeds of chicken in the United States. It is a fascinating breed of laying chicken; producing one of the darkest brown eggs known. The Marans originated in the 1920's from the town of Marans in Western France, just to the North of La Rochelle in Poitou Charente. They were first imported to England in 1929. And a few eventually made their way to the US. While much of what is found in the US today are English non feathered footed version we seek to breed to the French standard of feathered legs. While the French standard are quite common in France, due to import restrictions they remain one of the rarest breeds in this country.
It brings us great joy to have these birds as part of our farm and to be able to offer them to you! We currently have 8 colors in our Marans, Black Copper, Blue Copper, Black Wheaten, Blue Wheaten, Birchen, Golden Cuckoo, Cuckoo, and the Extremely Rare White Mutant Black Copper which is a solid white bird. Please check our sell page for available eggs and chicks.