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Marans
Barred maran hen
A silver maran hen
Conservation status Rare
Other names Chocolate egger
Breed Info
Varieties Black Copper, Silver Cuckoo, Golden Cuckoo, White, Wheaten, Birchen, Blue, Others
Recognized by APA No
Has Bantam Counterpart Yes
Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)


The Marans is a breed that originated in Marans, France. There are two types: the UK version and the French version. The French version has feathered legs, whereas the UK version has clean legs. It's a relatively rare breed, but well known for it's exceptionally dark brown eggs, thus the alternate name chocolate egger.

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