Did you know that the French breed of chicken called the Marans (named after the French town Marans where they originated) lays some of the darkest brown eggs of any breed?
Did you know that some French chefs will ONLY cook with Marans eggs, claiming they are superior in taste and quality?
Did you know that the fictional character James Bond requested a Marans egg for breakfast each morning in the series of books written by Ian Fleming?
Did you know that Marans come in several colors including Black Copper, Blue Copper, White, Wheaten and Splash varieties?
Did you know that Marans eggshells have smaller pores than the shells of other breeds, making them far less likely to contain salmonella and allowing the Marans eggs to stay fresher longer?
Did you know that the word 'Marans' is always plural since its the name of the French town where the breed originated? So one is a Marans, two are two Marans...
Did you know that the French don't even start to grade the color of a Marans eggs until a pullet has laid a dozen eggs - since the first few eggs can sometimes be a darker color that she won't be able to reproduce again in her laying life?
We raise both Blue and Black Copper Marans. Our Black Copper Marans are named Godiva and Chocolate and our Blues are named Vidia and Veronica.
|~Vidia's first egg~|
|~me with our Blue Copper Marans, Vidia~|
|~Some of Vidia's eggs~|
Visit Chicken Scratch Poultry to purchase Blue and Black Copper Marans hatching eggs and chicks.
Click HERE to purchase hand-blown Marans eggs for crafts and display from our etsy shop.