Breed: Black Copper Maran (BCM)
Origin: France, 1921
Egg Colour: Chocolate
Egg Size: M
Comb Type: Single
Black Copper Marans are known for the extremely dark chocolate eggs that they lay, which are stunning, especially if you like a mixed basket of eggs! They are also quite winter-hardy, as they have feathered shanks and grow to be a good size. As such, they are a great dual-purpose breed and do well in mixed or backyard flocks. Not to mention the iridescent shine their black feathers have, making them an attractive looking chicken to boot!
- Chicks are ready at the end of each month. For example, if you select “May” as your month, your chicks will be ready for pick-up by the end of May.
- Unsexed (“straight run”) chicks have not been sexed. In our experience, we have found the 50-50% rule to hold true in large groups. Please note: if you order a few chicks (less than 25 of one breed, for example), the chances of even ratios of male to female increase. Unsexed chicks are $15ea.
- Sexed (female or male) chicks are only possible with our auto-sexing breeds. This means that males and females have different colours/markings when they hatch. We have found this to be extremely reliable, but cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. Female chicks (pullets) are $25ea and male chicks (cockerels) are $5ea.
In the case that a chick is not available at hatch, you will have the option of 1) Choosing a substitute, or 2) Choosing a later hatch date.
Black Copper Maran