In April of 2011, the American Poultry Association recognized the Black Copper
variety at Newnan, Georgia.
The Marans is now officially a recognized breed of the Continental Class, by the
American Poultry Association.
The Wheaten variety was recognized in October of 2011, at the Crossroads Show in
The White variety was recognized in January of 2014, at the NEPC annual APA
National, in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Marans Chicken Club USA will continue to strive for additional variety
acceptance, and will support it's members in all their breeding efforts to fulfill this
goal, and the goal of breeding for the darkest egg color possible.
Who We Are:
President - Dean Jones
Vice President - Public Relations/Education - Rip Stalvey
Vice President - Poultry Shows - Fernando del Aguila Jr.
Vice President - Egg Shows - Beverly Hall Robertson
Treasurer - April Howington
Secretary - Karen Roper Perry
Region 1 Northeast - Jessica Reardon Klick
Region 2 Southeast - Denise Jones
Region 3 North Central - Kelly Powers
Region 4 South Central - Sandy Hall Siegfried
Region 5 Western - Brian Parks
Region 6 Canadian - Kathy Bauman
Youth Director - Casey Carter
Historian - Bev Davis
A Marans hen must lay a number four
egg. As the bird lays, the egg may lighten,
but goes back to being dark after a rest.
The Genetics of Egg Shell Color by Tim
Adkerson -- Brown egg color is polygenic
and can be affected by nutrition....... click for
the full article....A Review of Egg Color
|The Marans Chicken Club USA was founded in
February of 2008
|We are proud to be associated with the American
Poultry Association and the American Bantam