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 BreedÃ¥ÃŠis named for the French town of Marans in the region in which the breedÃ¥ÃŠoriginated. 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 bredÃ¥ÃŠand 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 toÃ¥ÃŠbe used for meat as well as eggs. They are a fast growing andÃ¥ÃŠextremely hardy that will thrive in most climates. The feather patternÃ¥ÃŠof 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 MaransÃ¥ÃŠis an excellent choice. Our breeders have invested over 12 years in developingÃ¥ÃŠthe bloodlines of this rare and prestigious chocolate egg laying chickenÃ¥ÃŠbreed.