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Black Copper Brown Red Marans Cock & Hen

Cock :  Black-breasted red, with parsimonious red spotting on the breast. Having a black wing triangle. The red markings are not to be yellow or mahogany. Copper colored lancets in the neck hackle & the back. Deep red shoulders.


Hen :  Black with red hackle markings but without the typical Birchen breast lacing. Very slight red breast marking is acceptable. Green sheen is not required.


 General Appearance:


Body :  strong, fairly long and wide especially near the shoulders which are held high.

Neck :   long, fairly strong, tending to curve in on top towards the skull; the hackles are made of many long and abundant feathers covering the shoulders well

Back :    long, flat, slightly concave towards the rear

Saddle : large, slightly raised but not rounded, covered with many lancets

Breast :  strong and large

Abdomen :  well developed

Wings :  short , kept close to the body

Tail :       strong at its base, quite short, fairly up without going over 45 °

Head :    average size, slightly flat and long

Comb :   simple, of an average size, with a fairly rough texture. Sharp edges. The lobe not touching the nape

Wattles : average size, red with a fine texture

Ear-lobes :  average size, red and long

Face :      red colored with or without down

Eyes :            bright, with a orangey-red iris

Beak :          Quite strong, slightly hooked and horn-colored

Shanks :      big, without vulture hocks

Tarsi :          average size, with some feathers white or lightly pink colored for all the varieties except for the BLACK, BROWN-RED and BIRCHEN Marans were gray or dark gray is permitted, although not preferred, for both sexes. Four long and well separated toes with the outer one sparsely feathered. The claws are white or horn- colored.

The Hen

Smaller than the cock, with a large, strong and more rounded body, a straighter back line, a well developed abdomen, and a fine comb, straight or inclined only in the rear part.




Serious defects: Below brown spots on body.
DQ'd Hen, Partridge Look straw color in hackles and breast.


Black Copper Marans Chick
More Information On USA Breeders for Black Copper Marans.
North River Exotic Birds
Scott & Debbie Thomsen
9249 Dubuque Street
Norwalk, IA 50211
Phone: 515-961-9979
Marans Variety: Black Copper, Wheaten, Birchen and
Golden Salmon
Other Poultry: Sebastopol Geese, Blue India Peafowl,
Exotic Pheasants-brown and blue eared,
Temminck's Tragopans, Swinhoe, Red golden, Amherst

Flying A Farm
Steve & Laura Undem
19189 Hale Mountain Road
Canehill, AR. 72717
Phone: 479-466-4881
Marans Variety: Black Copper

Other Poultry: Partridge & Wheaten  Penedesencas, Welsummers, Barred Bantam Cochins (also Frizzled) Splash Polish Crested, Blue Polish Crested, Bourbon Red & Harvest Gold Turkeys

Purely Poultry
Tyler Danke
PO Box 1065
Oshkosh, WI 54903-1065
Phone: 920-472-4068
Marans Variety: Feathered Shanked Black Copper,
Blue Copper, Cuckoo Marans for
sale in 2010
Other Poultry: 300 breeds of Poultry
Mike Bercsa
1412 S. White Ave.
Pomona CA. 91766

Marans Variety: Black Copper, Blue Copper, Splash
Other Poultry: Silkies, Showgirls

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