Calvert County Coppers is offering purebred French Standard Black Copper Marans hatching eggs for $2 each and $15 shipping per dozen. All of our Black Copper Marans are feather-legged and bred to the French standard – all sourced from the best breeders across the US. In fact, we routinely win prizes with our birds. They are a fast grower, dual meat and egg bird and stand confinement very well – although ours range our 42 acre farm. The eggs shown in the picture are from the same hens that will lay the eggs you will receive and are contrasted against a Rhode Island Red egg. Although these photos were taken at the beginning of their laying cycle, no Marans hen can produce dark eggs every time...egg color can lighten somewhat towards the end of their cycle. The eggs you receive could be lighter than pictured but the chickens they produce will be capable of that type of egg. Please note: All of our Black Copper Marans are feather-legged. Due to their genetic background, a small percentage of chicks may still hatch clean-legged (without feathers on their legs). We currently run a ratio of 1 Rooster per 4 hens and we routinely get about 90% hatch rates (without candling). Because we only store setting eggs for several days to ensure the greatest success, please email us at [email protected] to set up a date for shipping. Eggs will ship once payment is received via Paypal. IMPORTANT: We do not, under any circumstance, guarantee that your eggs will hatch! Once our eggs leave the farm, there are too many factors beyond our control that may contribute to incubation failure. However we will make all attempts to include extra eggs to ensure a decent hatch rate.