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
Born Easter Morning 2012Surrogate 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 still have one of the hens. I thought she never layed and something was wrong with her. She looked healthy, always ate and drank. Recently I found a crushed egg shell in the yard. At first I thought goodness, I have an egg eater. I then started moving things around and underneath a cement block I saw a mice or rat hole, maybe a snake I just don't know. Finally an answer to the missing eggs and maybe why the rooster's comb seemed to have been attacked. These chickens have been moved to another location. They are laying and happy. They and their eggs seem to be safer.
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