Cuckoo Marans Chickens
Taking its name from the French town of Marans, CuckooåÊMarans are known for their rich chocolate brown eggs. The breed was originally classified asåÊfeather legged but a clean-legged variety was developed in England by crossingåÊwith 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 slightlyåÊlighter than that of the female. TheyåÊhave a refined head with large and prominent eyes and a red, single,åÊmedium-sized comb with 5 to 7 serrations.åÊWith 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 theåÊmain reason many buyers decide to purchase.