Breed Club SecretaryMr A. Heeks
44 Poplar Drive, Alsager, Staffs,
HistoryMarans take their name from the town of Marans in France. They were imported into this country around 1929. Their original make up included Cuckoo des Malines, Faverolles, Rennes, Braekel, Galtinaise, Barred Plymouth Rock and Croad langshan. Marans are best know for the fact that they lay very dark brown eggs. The Cuckoo is the most common colour. No commercial breed can come anywhere close to the egg colour.
CharacteristicsThe barring means that if the female is mated with males of unbarred breeds the chicks have a spot on their heads to indicate sex linkage.
Breed TipsAs a breed very quiet or very stroppy so watch with smaller children until character of your birds are known.
ClassificationHeavy / Soft feather
Egg ColorDark brown