French Cuckoo Marans Chicken (Feather Legged)
The French Cuckoo Marans Chickens is the Cackle Hatchery feather legged version of the Cuckoo Maran, a fairly rare and desirable breed because of it’s rich chocolate brown egg color. The Marans Chicken BreedåÊis named for the French town of Marans in the region in which the breedåÊoriginated. This feather legged variety is intended for show purposes and egg production, however approximately 5% of our French Maran Chickens will have clean legs. They will still carry the genetic trait for feathered legs. The standard clean legged marans will generally be better egg producers. This is a very rare chicken breed with quality genetics.
The Cuckoo Marans is a dual purpose breed that is primarily bredåÊand raised for it’s unique egg color. This heavy breed will produce on
average between 150-200 eggs per year, and they can grow large enough toåÊbe used for meat as well as eggs. They are a fast growing andåÊextremely hardy that will thrive in most climates. The feather patternåÊof the Cuckoo Marans is a striking and beautiful barred black and white pattern, similar to that of the Barred Plymouth Rock Chicken.
If you’re looking for an extremely rare and unique chicken breed to add to your flock, the French Cuckoo MaransåÊis an excellent choice. Our breeders have invested over 12 years in developingåÊthe bloodlines of this rare and prestigious chocolate egg laying chickenåÊbreed.