TWENTY French Black Copper Marans day-old chicks


10 Years
Mar 15, 2009
********JUNE 21 hatch has now been reserved. JULY hatches are still available. Let me know if you'd like to be put on our waiting list.********


This listing is for 20 Black Copper Marans day-old chicks!

We finally caught up with our online orders and can start listing here on BYC again!

I ship via USPS expedited services so the chicks will arrive within 1-2 mornings later depending on your location.

Our Black Copper Marans are of the Wade Jean C1 bloodlines which yield the nice terra cotta colored eggs. Our flock is closed, so these birds have not been exposed to any other Marans bloodlines. Some of our eggs are solid, some appear to be "painted," and some are speckled.

This stock truly has a gentle temperament. My kids can even handle the roosters.

Feathering on the shanks meets the French Standard, not too heavy, not light, but moderate. Perfect for a breeding program, personal pets, and to add those beautiful and SUPER FUN dark shades to your egg basket! The kids will LOVE them!

Our flock has been tested and approved by the Texas Pullorum-Typhoid Program. As required by law, I will provide you with a copy of this report.

My shipping fees includes expedited shipping rates through the USPS (which usually delivers in a day but can take two days depending on your location) and the cost of the chick shipping box.

I accept payment via Paypal and will need a current confirmed address as well as a phone number for the post office to call you at when the chicks arrive. The chicks will be HELD AT THE POST OFFICE for you to come pick up so that they do not have to spend several more hours in transit on a mail truck.

I have included photos of my actual birds and eggs so that you can see how beautiful and healthy they are.

Top Row: Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucana. Bottom left: Cochin. Bottom middle: Polish. Bottom Right: Black Copper Marans


6 Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucana eggs and 6 of my Black Copper Marans eggs pictured with a white Polish egg and a dollar bill


Our Black Copper Marans Rooster, "Pierre," two of his lovely Black Copper ladies, and the back end of his silver Ameraucana "mistress" who lays our "olive-eggers."

Close up hackles of our Black Copper Marans hens


Even though the flash washes the eggs out in this one, I included it because it really shows the variety of design we get from our BC Marans. Also, it reminds buyers that these hens' laying cycles determine how dark their eggs are. We get both really dark and much lighter eggs daily, depending on the individual hen, how old she is, and what season it is.

Please contact me with any questions. First come, first served. Once these sell, anyone else interested can be put on a waiting list for my next hatch.
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The smallest number of chicks I have ever safely sent before is 14. Since the weather is warm, I do not mind splitting the auction and attempting to send 10 chicks each to 2 different locations but I cannot guarantee that all the chicks will live through the journey on any orders under 20. It would be a risk you would have to be willing to take.

Also keep in mind that these chicks are sold straight run and approx. half of the chicks will be male! So the odds of getting a decent amount of layers on only ten chicks aren't that great.

The ten chicks to each destination would be $50 to each buyer and then the shipping to each buyer might possibly drop to $35 each but would still likely be $40 each-depending on the weight.

I just had someone reserve the June 21 hatch but am leaving the auction up for anyone wanting to pre-order our next hatch.
I have heard that if you send a big, fat slice of watermelon and even some green beans with the chicks on their journey, it helps them get there safely! Just a thought to help the babies.
I always send apple slices just in case...but watermelon sounds good, too! They seem to love it and have always arrived healthy-even one batch that USPS delivered a whole day late!

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