French Copper Blue Maran (Large Fowl)
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French Copper Blue Maran (Large Fowl) Breed Information
The Copper Blue cockerel is running with Copper Blue hens; the offspring will be 50% Blue, 25% Black and 25% Splash but they will be of a pure breed and very high quality. They lay a very brown egg and I only hatch from the darkest brown eggs to keep the dark egg strain running.
We are a member of the Marans Club and keep abreast of all the latest news regarding this breed. This helps us maintain our high standards and great show results with this breed. You can also become a member of this club for under £10 per year. By joining you will receive an annual newsletter and year book. You will also receive a Rules and Standard for breeding quality Marans, a members list, history of the breed information and this way you will be helping to encourage and improve the breeding of Marans for exhibition and utility purposes as well as having access to assistance from expert breeders. The club will keep you posted with all the latest information and show results regarding this breed. For more information on how to join contact us.
French Copper Blue Maran (Large Fowl) Breed Characteristics
Origin: Marans, France. First imported into Britain in around 1929.
Classification: Heavy: Soft feather Egg Colour: Dark brown
General Characteristics: Male
Carriage: Active, compact and graceful.
Type: Body of medium length with a good width and depth throughout; front broad, full and deep. Breast long, well fleshed, of good width and without keeliness. Tail well carried and high. Head: Refined. Beak deep and of a medium size. Eyes are large and prominent; pupil large and defined. Comb single, medium in size, straight, erect with five to seven serrations, and of fine texture. Face smooth. Wattles of medium size and fine texture.
Neck: Of medium length and not too profusely feathered.
Legs & Feet:
Legs of a medium length, wide apart and good-quality bone. Thighs well fleshed, but not heavy in bone. Shanks are feathered. Four well spread and straight toes.
Plumage: Fairly tight and of silky texture generally.
Handling: Firm, as befits a table breed. Flesh white, and skin of fine texture.
Colour: Male – Head and hackle are bright copper. The top of the back is blue as is the breast and thighs, continuing to the tail which is dusky blue to grey. Some copper shows through the top of the back and breast. Wings, secondaries are blue and the primaries and coppery to dark dusky blue.
Colour: Female – Head and hackle are slightly to dark coppery the rest of the bird which is blue all over.
Weight: Large Fowl
Cock: Not less than 8lb (3.6kg) Cockerel: Not less than 7lb (3.2kg)
Hen: Not less than 7lb (3.2kg) Pullet: Not less than 6lb (2.7kg)
What Our Customers Say About Our French Copper Blue Maran (Large Fowl)
“Very pleased to report 100% hatch rate with my posted hatching eggs. All look very healthy and pecking food within an hour of coming out of incubator.”
“10 out of 12 eggs were fertile. Fantastic!”