Hatching Eggs - White Marans

 

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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 feathered 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!


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We guarantee that the fertile hatching eggs you order from us will arrive intact and ready for incubation. If any eggs for which you have paid arrive cracked or broken, contact us within two business days of receiving them with photos of the damage.

IMPORTANT: Receiving unbroken eggs is NOT a guarantee that they will all hatch. Why? Read more, here.

Unfortunately, we are unable ship hatching eggs to Hawaii.

DID YOU KNOW: We've just published a new, free e-book, "The My Pet Chicken Guide to Incubation & Hatching," helpful information for the novice and experienced hatcher alike.