Black Copper Marans chickens are known for laying lavishly dark eggs. Our flock of Marans originates from six separate lines and breedings are selected for dark egg color and overall health, not SOP. Colors range from deep reddish-copper, crackled-copper with dark brown flecks, to a decadent dark chocolate tone.
Many offspring produced from Cream Crested Legbar imported to the US in 2010 developed warm tones in their feathering setting them apart from the imported pastel and gray toned Cream birds. These Legbar were established as a US variety, Golden Crele Legbar. They are currently housed with the Cream, offering a 50/50 chance of variety color. They retain their autosexing and colorful eggs, just look different than their Cream cousins.