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    French Copper Marans.

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    I keep a lot of this breed, as the lovely dark brown eggs sells a box of eating eggs faster than any other colour.

    Marans vary in the colour of eggs they produce and having birds that lay a very dark egg means that the hens are poor layers, as it takes longer for them to coat the egg with the dark pigment just prior to laying.

    Active and alert the French Coppers again do better free-range.

    This strain had feathered feet and I consider them to be very good examples of the breed.

    I only breed from birds that will improve the breed and keep 20 hens and 3 cocks.

    The resulting birds from these eggs will be Black, Blue and Splash.