Beautiful Black Copper Marans hatching eggs! Start your flock early for great dark egg laying birds in 2012! This is an incredibly friendly breed, very docile and easy to raise. The marans is a hardy bird that lays one of the darkest chicken eggs in the world. I have followed the French Standard completely-- all my breeders have feathered shanks, very pretty confirmation and correct copper color. My breeders are starting to slow down a bit in their egg laying. My darkest egg measured a 7 or 8 on the color scale. Like most marans, their eggs have lightened a bit, but still measuring a 4-6. I do collect my eggs twice daily and place them in an automatic turner until they are shipped. Payment is required via paypal. I will ship as soon as payment is received. Shipping is $13.00. Eggs will be packed securely in bubble wrap. If you would like to hatch some very quality chicks, you may not want to pass this offer up. I am confident you will not be disappointed. Thanks for your consideration.