"oohed" and "aahed" at the beautiful eggs from this breed on her show,
and liked them so much, we sent her home with some Black Copper Marans babies
and eggs! Note our great availability dates at the bottom of the page!
variety is exceedingly rare, and most hatcheries don't even offer them,
whether as eggs or day-old chicks. The Marans chicks you find
offered at hatcheries are all of the Silver Cuckoo variety--other varieties are nearly impossible to find. The Black Coppers are so rare, we don't have enough eggs to hatch them ourselves. These eggs will sell out fast! Colored eggs are always a more brilliant color early every laying season, and slowly fade as the season progresses.
The Marans breed was developed originally developed in France in the
mid 1800's in the town for
which it bears its name, Marans. (This is why the name of the breed
always has the "S" at the end, whether singular or plural.) Marans
became popular for their dark mahogany-brown eggs--a trait they are
still known for
today. Black Coppers have the capability of laying the darkest eggs of all the "chocolate egger" Marans varieties we carry. The beautiful Black Copper Marans are calm, quiet and
gentle. The original French birds had
legs as will the chicks that hatch from these eggs (The
occurrence of a non feathered shank is uncommon, but may happen on a
Another note about egg color: the first eggs a pullet ever lays will be her
The "dye" is brand new and abundant! As the eggs get more frequent and
larger, they will slightly lighten in color, as more of the coloring is
used every day and is spread out over a larger egg surface area. In
addition, the eggs
will slightly darken again after your hen has gone through a period of
reduced laying or rest, for example after a molt.
Please note that because of the variable nature of egg color throughout a season, the eggs you receive may be lighter than those in our (coming soon!) photo, but as we selectively breed for the darkest eggs, every hen you hatch will be capable of producing eggs of the color shown in the photo. Please be patient! We anticipate a long waiting list for these beauties.
Read more about Marans.
Shipping: Eggs are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. No need to
choose a faster shipping method besides 'Ground'. If you'd like eggs
shipped via USPS Express Mail, please give us a call!