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 - Bev Davis
1st VP, Poultry Show Chairperson - Pete Ovalle
2nd VP, Public Relations and Education - Ben Porter
Egg Show Chairperson - Suzanne Osio firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer - April Howington email@example.com
Secretary - Becky Berger
Elections Chair - Pete Ovalle
Region 1 Northeast -
Region 2 Southeast - Rodney Reeves
Region 3 North Central - Nicol Perry firstname.lastname@example.org
Region 4 South Central - Sandy Siegfried email@example.com
Region 5 Western - Glenis Marsh
Region 6 Canadian - Barbara Dodington firstname.lastname@example.org
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