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Doodle Do Spa & Chick Inn Farm

Marans Breed Facts

Comb: Single Comb

Use: Eggs

Egg Color: Chocolate

Egg Size: Large – 150-200 per year

Average WeightRooster 8-7 lbs, Hen 6.5-6 lbs

Temperament: Gentle, active, docile. Good in the coop and run.

APA Class: Continental

(French) to Not Recognized

Color Descriptions: APA recognizes White, Wheaten, Black Copper. Others Not recognized: Birchen, Blue, Salmon, Blue Silver, Salmon, Silver Cuckoo, etc…

Breed Details: There are so many varieties of Marans with only a few recognized by the A.P.A. which are White, Wheaten and Black Copper. We are not giving up hope because any day now other colors, just as popular, might join the rank and file of the A.P.A. too.

Marans lay the darkest-colored eggs of any chicken breed. They are very friendly, beautiful and make a nice dual purpose backyard bird too.

The birds that made up the original Marans were wild “swamp hens” and roosters who were released from English ships when they docked in port French port towns, in the 12th and 13th centuries. Generally, the roosters were victorious fighting game birds which were common during that time.

Farmers and breeders began crossing those local birds with others, selecting for egg size and color, in the 19th century. Interest in the breed spread across France, a club was formed then standards were established. For a short time, the breed flourished. However, waned around WWII.

Individual breeders continued working to keep the breed around. Nevertheless, it wasn’t until the 1990s that breeders came together to set firm standards and a true interest in the breed sparked.

In 2010, Black Copper Marans were accepted into the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection. Black Copper Marans are one of the most popular breeds, mostly due to their beautiful range of dark brown eggs.

Colors Details: The male Black Copper Marans is black with copper on his head and saddle, while the female is almost completely black, with just a bit of copper coloring on the head and neck.

Blue Splash Marans are one of the oldest color varieties of Marans. They lay lots of big, dark brown eggs and grow to be a good dual purpose bird.

The Blue Marans comes from the original crossing of English game roosters with the local, wild, “swamp hens” around the port town of Marans, France in the 12th

and 13th centuries.

While Blue Splash Marans are beautiful, practical birds, the blue will not breed true so you may get black, splash or blue chicks. 

Although highly popular, no poultry association recognizes the Blue Splash Marans. Nevertheless, we hold out hope. There have been several groups working toward that goal.

Colors: The blue color ranges from a pigeon egg blue to a dark navy blue, and Blue Splash Marans will also have dark feathers, and off-white feathers.

Hatching Eggs: $50 per dozen

Chicks: $10

12-20 Weeks: $20

Adult Duo: $45

Adult Trio: $65

Ayam Ketawa ( A.K.A. the Laughing Chicken)

Weight:  Roosters 7 lbs Hens 5 lbs

Egg color:  White to light brown

Eggs: 100-140 per year

Comb type: Single Comb 

A member of the Long Crower family 

the Ayam Ketawa has a crow that sounds 

like a human laughing.

Breed Details: These beautiful chickens since arrival into the US will need help to ensure that they do not become diluted in genetics and we maintain their strong lineage originating from the area of Sidenreng Rappang in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The breed was originally held as a status symbol of the Buginese royal family but has entered into higher popularity in recent times since the fall of the monarchy.

Today it is still seen as a symbol of courage, social status and heroism and they compete in contests for the most perfect crow, for the Governor of Sulawesi Cup.

Many of the birds in the USA today are derived from two different bloodlines that was Legally imported to the USA from their home region with the help of the USDA in 2019 .... our flock's Grandparents were shipped to our breeder and hatched.  

Now, our baby orbs arrived safe and sound in March 2022 to our farm and are growing and crowing and laying! 

However, we learned there was no NPIP code for the breed and we could not have that tragedy continue. We are proud to announce that our farm has worked with the NPIP to create the Stock Code for this beautiful breed. They are finally NPIP certified after all these years. We hope to continue to take pride in developing this beautiful, and rare bird. They deserve a unique number for all their special qualities. 

For those breeders who need 

the new NPIP stock code it is 

R 7 8 7 

Pricing will not be $100 per chick as many others. We would prefer for others to be able to enjoy what this beautiful bird brings to the barn

$60 per each chick

$85 per dozen for hatching eggs

$90 per 12-20 week old Cockerel

$75 per 12-20 week old Pullet

$100 per Adult Duo

$150 per Adult Trio