Successfully Shown in the 2022 season!
A new addition to Childs Chicks and what a stunning breed these are!
The Black Copper Maran is a large and attractive breed of chicken that has become much more popular in recent years. They are named for their distinctive mix of black and copper plumage, making them easy to spot. Whether you want chickens for meat, eggs, or pets, this breed should work out nicely.
Our pen of Marans are producing stunning dark eggs, 8-9 on the colour chart!
Egg quantities are updated daily. If you can add it to the cart they will be sent the following Monday or Tuesday if a public holiday falls on the Monday.
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Message us for availability on chicks. Chicks not available to purchase on website directly. Chicks are sold at around one week old and WILL NOT BE sexed. Chicks $20 each.
Rooster take back policy- We are happy to take back roosters from 12 weeks. This will be in time before they start to crow. They must be dropped back to us (no pick up sorry). No refunds are given.
The breed is named for its origins in the Marans and La Rochelle communities, which are found in western France. The original chicken of this type was known as the “poule de Marans,” and it was very different from the nine recognized varieties that we see today.
These birds were known as “swamp chickens” because of the swampy area in which they originated. No one knows exactly when this breed first came about, but we do know that these birds became famous for their deep reddish-brown eggs.
As a large and active bird, the Black Copper Marans will do best in a free-range environment. They can deal with a certain amount of confinement, but they tend to be more productive when they can roam a little bit.
As you might already know, the most distinctive feature of this breed is its rich chocolate-brown egg. This egg will vary in hue just a little bit, so don’t be too concerned if you get some variation. They lay well, around 200 per year.
One interesting thing about the Black Copper Marans chicken is the pigment that it uses in the shells of its eggs. This pigment, known as porphyrin, is what gives these eggs their distinctive color. Thus, a hen that lays a larger number of eggs will have less pigment in each one. As a result, the eggs will gradually get lighter in color as the year progresses.
Pick up available in Jimboomba.
No Adult birds are currently available.
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$25 express one dozen $35 for two dozen, includes Eggsafe Styrofoam Carton.