White Marans Chickens
White Marans Chickens are wonderful backyard and small farm chickens, and they lay lovely very dark brown eggs and lots of them!
Although the Cuckoo and Black Copper Marans seem much more common, the White Marans are a wonderful variation of the Marans breed. These are beautiful and hardy large fowl, with large full-bodied and smooth white feathering. Feathering is lush and thick. Legs are pale gray-pink in color and non-feathered.
White Marans Chickens are considered by many to be the friendliest and most gentle of all the Marans varieties. They are effective foragers and amiable with other breeds of poultry. Roosters are serious about their responsibilities and protective but are not overly aggressive in general. Hens sometimes go broody and make good mothers.
The Marans breed originated in the French town called Marans. Marans is a cold and damp town on the western coast of France, and that is why the breed is so cold-hardy. Marans chickens were created from breeding Langshans with ancient lines of old French game birds. The Marans breed appeared in North America in the twentieth century and has been gaining in popularity ever since.