Blue Splash Marans are one of the oldest color varieties of Marans. They are good dual-purpose birds, laying lots of big, dark brown eggs and growing to a good, heavy table weight.
****Any blue variety ordered from Purely Poultry may include chicks with black, blue, or splash plumage patterns.**** , the blue will not breed true. In other words, you cannot breed a Blue Splash to another Blue Splash and get all blue chicks.
The blue color comes from the original crossing of English game roosters with the local, wild, “swamp hens” around the port town of Marans, France in the 12th and 13th centuries.