Marans
Origin:
France
Egg Color:
Red brown
Egg Size:
Large
Avg # eggs:
180/yr
Climate:
Cold
Comb:
Single
Standard Cock Size:
3.90 kg
Standard Hen Size:
3.20 kg
Bantam Cock Size:
1.08 kg
Bantam Hen Size:
0.91 kg

Marans

The Marans is a medium-sized, dual purpose chicken breed, which are well known for laying dark chocolate colored eggs. The Marans originated from a port town in France, and was initially bred to be fighting cocks.

References

  1. Marans of America Club - http://www.maransofamericaclub.com/
  2. http://justfowlingaround.weebly.com/breed-profiles/category/cuckoo-marans