Marans Chicken Club USA

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
Indianapolis, Indiana.

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 - Rip Stalvey

Vice President - Public Relations/Education - Bev Davis

Vice President - Poultry Shows  - Sandy Siegfried

Vice President - Egg Shows -  Beverly Robertson

Treasurer - April Howington

Secretary - Wynette Adamson

Regional Directors:

Region 1 Northeast -  Jessica Klick    

Region 2 Southeast - Jim Henegar

Region 3 North Central - Kelly Powers

Region 4 South Central - Dean Jones

Region 5 Western - Brian Parks    

Region 6 Canadian - Barbara Dodington
Visit our facebook page at
MCCUSA Facebook page
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