THE chocolate egger breed — the Black Copper Marans! For those of you who adore a colorful egg basket, this breed is a must-have!
Our Marans are bred chiefly for egg color, with an additional view toward hardiness and the breed standard. You can expect your Black Copper Marans to lay an egg anywhere from dark brown, to deep reddish-brown, to medium brown with many dark speckles. Marans make wonderful pets, too - they are hardy, calm and quiet,
and bear confinement well. They are said to be good foragers without
being TOO destructive to your garden.
The very darkest eggs you receive from your lovely Black Copper Marans hen will be her first egg, and the eggs will lighten ever so slightly with each egg, up until her annual molt. After that, you will once again see her darkest egg.
For those of you interested in showing, these birds originally came from Bev Davis and Wade Jeane lines.