A new release for 2024 is our Alchemist Line of French Blue Copper Marans. We have searched for many years for French Blue Copper Marans that lay as dark of an egg as the French Black Copper Marans. We have finally secured and proven this line of true French Blue Marans and we are so thrilled and honored to offer them out to the world!
Love the dark rich chocolate egg color of the French Black Copper Marans but want some more color in the feathering of your flock? The French Blue Copper Marans are a stunning new bird that we are have been working with here on the farm that we are finally ready to release!
These birds are next level gorgeous, their blue plumage is bright and fresh. They can vary from light to dark blue and the copper in their necks provides a stunning pop of color. These are sturdy healthy birds that will live long healthy lives.
A true heritage line, these birds have plenty of genetic diversity which makes them robust, intelligent, curious, and almost mystical in the way they interact with the landscape. It is clear that the generations of farmers who have worked with them in the past have respected the majesty of what they are and bred them to be truly amazing birds. Add some of these chicks to your order and you will not be disappointed!
Quick Breed Stats
Egg Color: dark chocolate brown
Egg Bloom: Can have a lighter bloom that makes the egg appear to be rose colored or purple
Egg Size: standard to large
Egg Texture: smooth and glossy
Egg Production During Spring and Summer: moderate 4 eggs a week
Meat Production: Dual purpose, ladies lay eggs well and males have some meat on them.
Heat Tolerance: very good if shade is provided
Cold Tolerance: very good if free from drafts. Use vaseline to prevent frostbite in winter for Roosters with large combs
Disposition: laid back, curious, intelligent. Will come running for treats.
Weeks to Maturity: 22
Free Range Ability: very high, very predator wise – roosters are excellent protectors of the hens.
Likelihood They Will Go Broody And Want To Hatch Eggs: low
The roosters have that same lovely temperament of the French Black Copper Marans and are very graceful as they walk about the barn yard.