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Cuckoo Marans

Cuckoo Marans were developed in France in the mid 1800s in the town of the same name, Marans, France. The breed made their way to England in the early 1900s and quickly became very popular for their rich, dark brown eggs — a trait they are still known for today. These beautiful birds were first exhibited in 1929 in Paris by the Poultry Breeders Society of France, and since then have become popular around the world. 

The Cuckoo variety of Marans resembles the Plymouth Barred Rock — with its dark feathers barred with irregular dark and light slate colored bars. Unlike the French Black Copper Marans which has lightly feathered legs, the Cuckoo Marans has clean, pinkish white legs. 

Cuckoo Marans lay the some of the darkest eggs of any breed we carry, and are a nice dual-purpose bird for both eggs and meat. This is a good, hardy breed which is good in a free range setting. 

Item # Description 1-5 6-15 16-25 26+ Order (QTY)
CKMC Males $3.75 (1-5) $3.56 (6-15) $3.38 (16-25) $3.19 (26+) Order (QTY)
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CKMP Females $5.50 (1-5) $5.23 (6-15) $4.95 (16-25) $4.68 (26+) Order (QTY)
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CKMS Unsexed $4.58 (1-5) $4.34 (6-15) $4.11 (16-25) $3.88 (26+) Order (QTY)
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