We have been working on our own lines of Black Copper Marans for the past 6 years, striving to achieve the American Standard of Perfection with this amazing breed of chicken.
We were forced to cull our entire flock in 2017 due to Infectious Coryza, however saved hatching eggs from the flock to preserve our work. We also made a trip to eastern Canada and obtained some hatching eggs from Barbara Doddington's flock. We are excited to see the outcross. We are happy to work with other Marans breeders in Canada and the USA in order to bring this lovely bird to the tables of Canadians.
The Marans breed originated in France and is named after the coastal town Marans. It began by breeding hens to various game cocks and marsh birds. Then in the late 1800's Langshan and Brahma were introduced into the mix. Black Copper Marans began showing up at poultry shows in the early 1900's. The English standard calls for clean legs; the American standard follows the French Standard, which calls for lightly feathered legs.