The Black Copper Marans chicken is an exceptionally beautiful and highly sought after breed. It was recently declared the most popular chicken in America. It is said the first Marans were brought over from France shortly after World War II and have since existed in relatively small numbers in the U.S. up until recently when their popularity soared.
The BCMs are a medium to large breed and have mostly dark plumage with copper toned hackle feathers and well feathered shanks. They lay medium to large, very dark, chocolate colored eggs that are prized by European chefs for their exceptional flavor. A plump bird with good dress weight, thier white meat is of superb quality.
Lancaster Fancy Fowl is pleased to offer two distinct lines of Black Copper Marans: the standard American line known as Wade Jeane and the recently imported French Line known as Little Peddler. As of 2011, the LP line is the most prized of the breed, known for producing extra dark eggs and for maintining the correct French body type and genuine copper coloring.