|We are excited to be able to offer White 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. The original French birds had
legs as will the chicks that hatch from these eggs
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. Colored eggs are always a more brilliant color early every laying season, and slowly
fade as the season progresses. Because of the beautiful eggs, Marans of any plumage are often
called "chocolate eggers."
Like other Marans, White Marans are calm, quiet and gentle. They are also
fast growers and fantastic foragers. We do select for the darkest eggs
with the Whites, but egg color with this variety is not as dark
as with Black Coppers and is a work in progress. Eggs are
medium dark as in our (coming soon!) photo. As with all dark egg layers, eggs can lighten when the hens begin laying very quickly, and will darken again after a break in laying (such as a molt).
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!