This assortment of Marans is extremely rare and may include any of the following breeds:
Black Copper Marans (chocolate eggers)
Golden Cuckoo Marans (medium to dark brown eggs)
Blue Splash Marans (medium brown eggs with dark speckles)
Blue Copper Marans (medium to dark chocolate brown eggs)
Wheaten Marans (chocolate eggers)
Marans--"Marans" is always with an "s" even when singular--are lightly feathered down the leg, and are good layers of beautiful, brown to chocolate-brown colored eggs. Splash Marans tend to lay lighter eggs than the others, while Black Coppers lay the darkest. They are all typically docile, friendly birds, and can tend toward fatness as they get older. Remember that shell color fades as the laying season progresses, as with all breeds, and will darken again after a break in laying (such as after a molt).
“Assortment" refers to the possible breeds you may receive in your order, and NOT the number of chicks. Please specify the number of chicks you want to order from this assortment in the “Quantity” field when placing your order.
In other words, if you order one of this assortment, you'll only receive one chick! The more you order, the more likely you are to receive a variety of different breeds — we aim to please!
The breeds chosen to fulfill your order are selected by the hatchery based on which breeds had a particularly good hatch the week your shipment is scheduled -- we cannot take requests, as we are at the mercy of Mother Nature's whims! A variety is not always guaranteed, although we try to fulfill with different varieties when possible.
Breeds in assortments may or may not be tagged, specific breeds may or may not be noted on the packing list, and we cannot help identify unlabeled assortment chicks.
Before you make your decision to purchase a hatchery choice assortment, you may want to read some frequently asked questions about the assortments:
* The minimum order of day-old chicks shipped to Rhode Island is 12 due to Rhode Island state law.
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