Pure Breeds


The Marans, French: Poule de Marans, is a breed of chicken from the port town of Marans, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France.

Primary use: dual-purpose meat/eggs
Egg production (annual): 150
Egg size: Large
Temperament: Quiet, Docile
Recognized variety stocked: Cuckoo and Black Copper.
Egg color: Dark brown

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