|We are so excited to be able to offer these Blue Copper Marans eggs! This
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. Blue 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. Through selective breeding egg color of our Blue Coppers will improve with time. (Black Coppers have the capability of laying the darkest eggs of
all the "chocolate egger" Marans varieties we carry.) Blue Coppers are calm, quiet and
gentle. The original French birds had
legs as will the chicks that hatch from these eggs. Chicks will be 50% Blue Copper, 25% Black Copper, 25% Blue Copper Splash.
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! 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!
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