Day-Old Chicks: Wheaten Marans
Description:Yes, we have Wheaten Marans! This
variety is exceedingly rare, and most hatcheries don't even offer them,
whether as or day-old chicks or eggs. Their eggs are among the darkest brown you'll ever see.
Hens and roosters with wheaten plumage have very different looks, both beautiful. The hens will be creamy shading to golden brown in the hackles and saddles, their tails and wing tips will darker. The roosters are different with fiery hackles and saddles; they are ebony, where the hen is creamy.
The Marans breed was developed originally 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.) The original French birds had
legs as will the chicks that hatch from these eggs. Marans
became popular for their dark mahogany-brown eggs—a trait they are
still known for
today. Because of the beautiful eggs, Marans of any plumage are often
called "chocolate eggers."
Like all Marans, our Wheatens are calm, quiet and gentle. They are also
fast growers and fantastic foragers. We do select for the darkest eggs
with our Wheatens and eggs are as dark as in our (coming soon!) photo. Eggs will lighten in color as the laying season progresses, then darken again after a break in laying, such as a molt.
Read more about Marans.
|* We can ship as few as three baby chicks! Our minimums are based on your zip code, and how
long the USPS tells us it will take for your order to arrive at your post office. The longer they tell us it
will take, the higher your minimum.
Find out your minimum chick order
* Any order of 15+ chicks ships via USPS Priority Mail service, and 3-14 chicks ship via USPS Express Mail.
Why we use the USPS
* We offer Marek's vaccinations on all chicks, and you'll have the opportunity to select that during the checkout process.
* Baby chicks have special needs including heat of about 95* the first week of life! Read more, here
* Breed photos may not be representative of the parent breeding stock.In some cases our photos are of winning exhibition lines of poultry. Unless noted otherwise, we do not source from exhibition lines, nor do we select for exhibition.