|If you are looking for rare Marans colors, look no further. We have Blue Birchen Marans eggs! Colored eggs are always a more brilliant color early every laying season, and slowly
fade as the season progresses. If
you are an admirer of blue genetics, Blue Birchens--along with the Blue Copper Marans--are a must. Chicks from these eggs have a 50% chance of hatching
Blue Birchen, a 25% chance of hatching Birchen and a 25% of
hatching Splash Birchen. Blue Birchens are very 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 of Marans are nearly impossible to find. The Blue Birchens are
we don't even offer them as chicks, because we can't get enough eggs to set in quantity. These eggs will sell
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. The beautiful
Blue Birchen Marans are calm, quiet and
gentle. Our Blue Birchen Marans will have
feathered legs, while some may have non-feathered shanks.
We do select for the darkest eggs with our Blue Birchens, but egg color with this variety is a work in progress. Eggs are
medium dark but not deep chocolate like those of the Black Coppers. We anticipate a long waiting list for
these beauties as they will make wonderful breeding stock.
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!