French Copper Black Maran (Large Fowl) Breed
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and keep abreast
of all the latest news regarding this breed. This helps us maintain
our high standards and great show results with this breed. You can
also become a member of this club for under £10 per year. By joining
you will receive an annual newsletter and year book. You will also
receive a Rules and Standard for breeding quality Marans
a members list, history of the breed information and this way you
will be helping to encourage and improve the breeding of
for exhibition and utility purposes as well as
having access to assistance from expert breeders
The club will keep you posted with all the latest information and
show results regarding this breed. For more information on how to
join contact us
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Marans, France. First imported into Britain in around
Heavy: Soft feather Egg Colour:
Active, compact and graceful.
Body of medium length with a good width and depth
throughout; front broad, full and deep. Breast long, well fleshed,
of good width and without keeliness. Tail well carried and high.
Refined. Beak deep and of a medium size. Eyes are large
and prominent; pupil large and defined. Comb single, medium in size,
straight, erect with five to seven serrations, and of fine texture.
Face smooth. Wattles of medium size and fine texture.
Of medium length and not too profusely feathered.
Legs & Feet:
Legs of a medium length, wide apart and
good-quality bone. Thighs well fleshed, but not heavy in bone.
Shanks are feathered. Four well spread and straight toes.
Fairly tight and of silky texture generally.
Firm, as befits a table breed. Flesh white, and
skin of fine texture.
Head, saddle, shoulders and lancet coppery. The rest
of the bird is black with the breast being slightly spangled with
Head and hackle have a golden edging but the rest of the bird should
be black allowing for some reddish-brown on the breast.
Cock: Not less than 8lb (3.6kg)
Cockerel: Not less than 7lb (3.2kg)
Hen: Not less than 7lb (3.2kg)
Pullet: Not less than 6lb (2.7kg)