Hatching February to November.
Cuckoo Marans are attractive, productive chickens. They have a single comb and are a cold-hardy breed.
Production: You can expect 180+ light chocolate brown eggs per year from your hens. Cuckoo Marans hens are broody. They are a good dual-purpose breed as well, growing to a good, heavy weight for the table. Cuckoo Marans have white skin.
Temperament: Cuckoo Marans are active birds who enjoy foraging but that also get along fairly well with other pet chickens. 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.
APA Class: Contenintal
Color Description: 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.
Weight: Cockerel 7 lbs, Pullet 5.5 lbs
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