The Black Copper Marans are known for laying the darkest brown egg of any chicken in the world. They are also prized by many of the world's top chefs for exceptional flavor. (James Bond would eat no other egg) Our birds are breed to the French standard, feathered shanks and toes. They are one of our all time favorite birds. A wonderful, heritage, duel purpose bird that lays what we consider to be the best egg in the business. They are calm, friendly and not flighty. If we were limited to just one bird this would have to be given strong consideration.
**Special note on egg color for Marans hatching eggs. Please be aware that egg color varies greatly based upon a number of factors. Age of the bird, where she is in the laying cycle and a number of other factors all influence the color of the egg. Please don't expect to receive eggs that are a 7 or 8 on the color chart. We show pictures of some of our very dark eggs to show what you should be able to attain with a solid breeding program. We hatch out many hundreds of these birds a year and only keep the best of the best for our breeding program. If you receive lighter eggs be assured that the bird that laid that egg is only in our breeder pen because at on point in her life she was laying very dark eggs.