Black Copper Marans












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:
Cock:
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

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.
Or largest Black Copper Marans egg
to date
A whoppen 3.62 ounces!  While not
typical it sure is a beauty!
Our Black Copper Marans Lines include:  Wade Jeane and Bev Davis
Showcased at Lorain
County Fair 2011
Our Black Copper Marans Eggs
at Lorain County Fair 2011