Dressed like French Nobility from the 17th Century, the Black Copper Marans are in their full regalia from their comb to their cape, back, saddle, and iridescent tail feathers — all the way down to their feathered feet. Yes! Feathered Feet. They’re the only breed that has feathered feet. It’s truly a wonder to watch them grow from chick to pullet to hen or rooster. They’re like the shapeshifter of the backyard chickens.
Did you know that Black Copper Marans are named after a town in France? Wouldn’t it be fun to practice speaking French with your very own French Hens? Oui. C’est ce bonne.
Though they began as game birds (which explains their fancy dress), they’ve become the royalty of the barn. They’re fancy and they know it. (They also tend to not soil their laying boxes.) We’ve sourced our champion bloodline Black Copper Marans from Greenfire Farms – the hatchery we trust the most.
“We are now pleased to offer the offspring of black copper Marans that are blended from the best breeding stock we could find: from a French national champion egg line, from a French national champion exhibition line, and from an excellent American line that was officially certified compliant with the APA standard by an APA judge. Our goal was to create a Greenfire Farms’ bloodline with the best genetics available, and we believe we succeeded”
Black Copper Marans lay gorgeous dark brown eggs that look like a chocolate egg from your Easter basket! How cool is that?
Black Copper Marans Day-Old Chicks for Sale
When searching for backyard chickens, your family should consider this gorgeous breed. The chicks mature in about 8 months slightly longer than the 18-week average. They lay about 3 eggs a week, just perfect for that wonderful French Omelette Julia Childs taught us how to make. The hens weigh 6 pounds and the roosters weigh 8 pounds.
You don’t need roosters in order for Black Copper Marans to lay eggs. This is good news for municipalities who don’t allow roosters as backyard chickens, but do allow hens.
Graywhale Farms has a mission to bring the country to the city, making families in the Midwest healthy and happy.
From our hatchery to your homestead.
Made in Door County.