Marans hatching eggs
These birds produce deep chocolate brown eggs that are too valuable to eat in the United States. These eggs are highly prized by French chefs.
Black Marans roosters should have a black breast to comply with the original French birds. This however has recently been expanded to include red breasted roosters as well.
The English standard calls for unfeathered legs, while the French standard requires feaatherd legs. The French standard calls for a broad prominent chest, a full abdomen, legs of medium height, a long neck quite strong until near the head, robust thighs, strong tail, and a rather long back which gives mass.