Wheaten Marans are a beautiful light coloring, reminiscent of wheat fields. You can expect 4-6 dark brown eggs weekly from the Wheaten Marans and they are usually calm and docile. They are named after Marans, France, the town they were developed in.
Wheaten Marans are single-combed, have feathered legs, and are very winter hardy. While Wheaten Marans are not autosexing, you can easily tell males and females by a few weeks of age. The females will remain the lighter wheaten color, and the males will develop much darker feathers. The Marans make a wonderful choice for a dual-purpose breed and their dark eggs are sure to add interest to your egg basket.
Average mature weight: Roosters 8 ½ lbs., Hens 7 lbs.