Wheaten Marans Rooster
He is a fine rooster and I need some help naming him. I have given him several french names but none of them suit him. Please would you help me give him a proper french name?
This breed of chicken originally came a town called Marans in France and they lay dark brown eggs. I had a Black Copper Marans Hen that layed the darkest brown egg, but the Wheaten Marans eggs are a very pretty egg too just not nearly as dark. I find this breed of chicken to be very calm, gentle and sweet. They are also very quiet.
Look at these beautiful Wheaten Marans Chicks?
Easter Morning 2012
Surrogate mother is a Tetra Tint, a breed we got from Tractor Supply. Tetra Tint is a cross between a Rhode Island or New Hampshire Red and a White Leghorn. They lay good and their egg colors vary between white, tan or tan with white polka dots. This hen is a good broody one. We purchased 6 of them and she is the only one that has been broody.
Sadly one of these has died, she grew to be a hen and lay eggs but this tends to be a fragile breed of chicken for me.
Wheaten Marans Eggs
I hatched another Marans chick under one of the Silkie Hens in 2012 and she is now laying beautiful eggs...1-30-2013. She is pictured below on the left in the picture with the Rooster that is a little older. I almost lost him as a chick but brought him in the house and nursed him back to health and he is a beautiful rooster.
Feathered feet front Rooster to the rear with lighter feathers one of the hens