French Silver Black Marans (Large Fowl) Breed Information
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Origin: Marans, France. First imported into Britain in around
Classification: Heavy: Soft feather Egg Colour: Dark
General Characteristics: Male
Carriage: Active, compact and graceful. Type: 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. Head: 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. Neck: 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 clean and unfeathered. Four well spread and straight toes. Plumage: Fairly tight and of silky texture generally. Handling: Firm, as befits a table breed. Flesh white, and
skin of fine texture.
General Characteristics: Female
Colour: Male -
Head and the front of the neck is white; hackle is lustrous silvery
white. Back and saddle is also lustrous silvery white. The upper
part of the breast is white and the lower silvery white. The rest of
the bird is silvery-white with a very faint bar across each feather
(considerably paler than the cuckoo variety).
Colour: Female -
Head and hackle are white with faint silvery barring. Upper part of
the breast is white and the lower silvery white. The remainder of
the bird is very lightly barred silvery white (considerable paler
than the cuckoo variety).
Weight: Large Fowl
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)
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