Day Old Cuckoo Marans Baby Chicks
Hatching February to November.
Cuckoo Marans are attractive, productive chickens.
Production: You can expect an average of three eggs per week from your hens. They are a good dual purpose breed as well, growing to a good, heavy weight for the table.
Temperament: Cuckoo Marans are active birds who enjoy foraging but that also get along fairly well with other pet chickes. As with all varieties, the Clean Legged Cuckoo Marans rooster can be slightly aggressive at times.
History: Marans originated in the wetland area surrounding the town of Marans, France. Originally, the breed came to exist from the crossing of wild swamp hens and English game roosters that were released from ships that docked in Western France. It is because of those early crossings that so many different color varieties of Marans exist today.
As a whole, the breed has seen ups and downs in population size. For many years the Cuckoo Marans was the only variety of the breed available in the US, and so it is the easiest type of Marans to procure here.
Colors: The Clean Legged Cuckoo Marans has black and white barring, and the males are more lightly colored than the females. It is much like a Barred Rock except that the barring pattern is much more jagged and less regular.
Body Type: Large, fairly long, and strong. Females are slightly smaller than males.
Standard Weights: Rooster 8 lbs, Hen 6.5 lbs, Cockerel 7 lbs, Pullet 5.5 lbs
Classification: American Poultry Association Class: Contenintal
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 28 January, 2010.