Cuckoo Marans Chickens
Taking its name from the French town of Marans, CuckooÃ¥ÃŠMarans are known for their rich chocolate brown eggs. The breed was originally classified asÃ¥ÃŠfeather legged but a clean-legged variety was developed in England by crossingÃ¥ÃŠwith French Cuckoo and Barred Rock chickens.
Resembling the Barred Plymouth Rock Chicken, the Cuckoo Marans sport a barred plumage of black and white bands. The plumage of male Cuckoo Marans is slightlyÃ¥ÃŠlighter than that of the female. TheyÃ¥ÃŠhave a refined head with large and prominent eyes and a red, single,Ã¥ÃŠmedium-sized comb with 5 to 7 serrations.Ã¥ÃŠWith a medium length body, they carry their tail high and have clean,
unfeathered, and white shanks.
Cuckoo Marans chicks are primarily black with a white spot on their head. The front of their neck, wing tips, and abdomen are white.
Cuckoo Marans Chickens are a rare breed whose eggs are theÃ¥ÃŠmain reason many buyers decide to purchase.