ROCHESTER HATCHERY Cuckoo Maran Heritage Breed Chicken

Marans are generally quiet and docile; but they are quite active, taking well to free ranging in rough terrain and are also tough and disease-resistant.  Please call the store or visit your local Blue Barn for quotes, to place an order, and for shipping and pickup information.

In addition to pre-ordering chicks, you may also purchase them individually at Blue Barn during the availability periods listed below.  If you prefer to buy in bulk, you can order direct from the hatchery, choose your delivery week, and then pick up the chicks at Blue Barn.

 

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Description

Marans are generally quiet and docile; but they are quite active, taking well to free ranging in rough terrain and are also tough and disease-resistant. Their gentle temperaments and quiet demeanor makes them ideal for suburban backyard chicken keepers, as well as any assorted farm flock as they rarely bully smaller breeds. Marans are historically a dual-purpose bird, prized not only for their dark eggs but for their table qualities as well. Cuckoo Marans are uniquely bred for the production of extremely dark brown; no breed produces eggs that are darker. Marans lay around 150-200 dark brown eggs each year. All feathers of Cuckoo Marans are crossed throughout with irregular dark and light slate bars. They appear to look much like Barred Plymouth Rocks but the bars are not nearly as perfect and the difference between the black and white bars is not as distinct. Because of these differences, the variety is known as cuckoo rather than barred. Standard weights at maturity are male-7 to 8 lbs. and hen-6 lbs.

Please pre-order at least one month prior to the availability dates noted below. All orders must be pre-paid. In the event that your selections are not available, an exchange or in-store credit will be provided. No refunds/credits/exchanges for orders canceled less than 30 days prior to the start of the availability period, or for orders not picked up by the pickup deadline.

All prices include Marek’s and Coccidiosis vaccinations (where applicable) and include in-store care (poul-vite, pasty-butt treatment, etc.) for up to five days from delivery from hatchery. There are no additional shipping charges or taxes.

Available:

April 7-10, 2024

May 5-8, 2024

June 2-5, 2024

Once picked up, there are no guarantees for health or survivability.

Note: Not all breeds are guaranteed to arrive on any or all listed availability periods. In cases of breed shortages, priority will be given to earliest orders. While we make every effort to differentiate between breeds, Blue Barn will not guarantee breed selection, sex, or cockerel/pullet ratio of any given breed.

Additional Information

Weight 20.0 kg
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