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Cuckoo Maran
2015 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25 or more How Many
CKMC Males $3.60 $3.35 $3.29 $3.15
CKMP Females $5.49 $5.24 $5.09 $4.93 Sold Out
CKMS Straight Run $4.49 $4.24 $4.17 $4.05
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: Not A Standard Breed
Egg Color: dark brown
Egg Size: extra large
Egg Production: excellent
Meat Production: better
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Heat Tolerance: better
Cold Tolerance: excellent
Disposition: better
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: excellent
Skin Color: yellow
Feather Color: black
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not very likely
Bird Size: extra large
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 7 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 6 lbs
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(Chocolate Eggers)

This breed was developed in France in the mid 1800's in the town for which it bears its name, Marans. They had made their way to England in the early 1900's and quickly became very popular for their very dark (chocolate) 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 gradually made themselves popular in various countries around the world. We carry the CUCKOO variety of Maran which resembles the Barred Rock in color by displaying feathers which are all crossed throughout with irregular dark and light slate colored bars. Maran's lay the darkest eggs of any breed we carry and are a nice dual purpose bird for both eggs and meat.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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