6-Week-Olds: Golden Cuckoo Marans

Golden Cuckoo Marans hen
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Started pullets are for people who don't have the time, equipment or ability to care for chicks, or who are just too anxious for some fresh backyard eggs to start with chicks.

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. Golden Cuckoo Marans are calm, quiet and gentle. These birds may have lightly feathered legs or bare legs.The beautiful feathers of the Golden Cuckoo are crossed throughout with irregular dark and light golden colored bars, similar in some ways to Crele coloration. Egg color with this variety is dark, but not quite as "chocolaty" as the Black Coppers.

Colored eggs are always a more brilliant color early every laying season, and slowly fade as the season progresses. So, the first eggs a pullet ever lays will be her darkest. 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.

Read more about Marans.

All Started Pullets are shipped USPS Express Mail.

**Please do not immediately turn your started pullets out with an existing flock. Read why, here.

These pullets will be vaccinated for Marek's disease and be 6 weeks old when shipped.
 

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