Golden Cuckoo Marans are a very rare feather pattern of Marans Chickens. Marans are well known for their dark brown eggs and the Golden Cuckoos will not disappoint. The Golden Cuckoo looks similar to the regular Cuckoo Marans, but has showy Golden bars against white on their head, back, and hackle feathers as well as feathered legs. A desirable trait with this variety is that the females tend to be darker than the males. This can make them easier to sex upon hatching. Your hens will lay around 4-6 brown eggs weekly in season.
The golden coloring on the Golden Cuckoo Marans can take more than 20 weeks to come in. Before that, they can be hard to distinguish from the Cuckoo Marans.
Average mature weight: roosters 8 1/2 lbs., hens 7 lbs.