French Silver Blue Marans (Large Fowl)



 

 

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Please Note: We are currently out of stock of the French Silver Blue Marans (Large Fowl).

French Silver Blue Marans (Large Fowl) Breed Information

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.

News Feb.2012 The silver Blue cockerel is running with silver Blue hens; the offspring will be 50% silver Blue, 25% silver Black and 25% silver 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.

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French Silver Blue Marans (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 clean and unfeathered. 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.
General Characteristics:
Colour: Male – Head and the front of the neck is white; hackle is lustrous silvery white. Back and saddle is also lustrous silvery white. The upper part of the breast is white and the lower silvery white. The rest of the bird is silvery-white with a very faint bar across each feather (considerably paler than the cuckoo variety).
Colour: Female – Head and hackle are white with faint silvery barring. Upper part of the breast is white and the lower silvery white. The remainder of the bird is very lightly barred silvery white (considerable paler than the cuckoo variety).
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 Silver Blue Marans (Large Fowl)

“All hatched perfectly, all fit and healthy. You can’t ask for anything more than this, so we are very pleased and happy customers. Many thanks!”

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