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Breeds of chickens: Marans Nana

Breeds of chickens: Marans Nana



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Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

Origin: France. Marans village, near La Rochelle, on the Atlantic coast. Shell color: dark red brown.

Morphological characteristics

Strong, robust, but lively chicken; elongated and wide body; habit of medium height and almost horizontal. Plumage well tightened to the body and short plumage of the tarsi.

Medium weight:
- Roosters: 1.0 - 1.1 kg
- Hens: 0.9 - 1.0 kg

Galli Marans (on the right the dwarf variety)

Marans chicken eggs and pinkish white egg (website photo)

Breed standard - FIAV

I - GENERALITIES

Origin
France. Marans village, near La Rochelle, on the Atlantic coast.

Egg
Minimum weight g. 45
Shell color: dark red brown.

Ring
Rooster: 15
Hen: 13

II - TYPE AND ADDRESSES FOR THE SELECTION
Strong, robust, but lively chicken; elongated and wide body; habit of medium height and almost horizontal. Plumage well tightened to the body and short plumage of the tarsi.

III - STANDARD
General appearance and characteristics of the breed

1- FORM
Trunk: long, wide and deep; worn almost horizontal. In the hen a little lower habit and the body seems a little longer than in the rooster.
Head: medium size; strong and a little flattened.
Beak: relatively strong; slightly curved.
Eyes: bright; red-orange iris.
Crest: simple; bright red; medium sized; regularly and fairly deeply cut; 4/6 teeth; lobe detached from the nape. In the hen carried straight or slightly bent.
Bargigli: of medium size; well rounded; bright red color.
Face: bright red; almost naked.
Mumps: medium size; elongated; red.
Neck: of a good medium length; slightly arched; abundant cape that reaches the shoulders.
Shoulders: broad and somewhat prominent.
Back: long, flat and wide along the entire length of the trunk. Slightly inclined towards the back. In the hen the line of the back is almost horizontal. Wide croup with numerous lanceolate; well rounded towards the tail.
Ali: quite short; well tightened to the body.
Tail: wide at the base; of just medium length; large well-arched sickles and numerous small sickles; slightly raised. In the hen long enough, wide at the base and then shrinking at its end.
Chest: wide and deep; well rounded.
Legs: strong legs, just medium long; without bearings; well spread. Medium length tarsi; relatively strong; slightly feathered external side. Powerful fingers; well enlarged; external finger with short feathering.
Belly: wide, full and well developed.

2 - WEIGHTS
ROOSTER: Kg. 1,0 - 1,1
HEN: Kg. 0,9 - 1,0

Serious faults: frail body, narrow or short; concave back; body seal too high; habit too high or too low; very straight tail; not feathered tarsi or overdeveloped plumage; formation of vulture hocks; highly developed bearings; mumps with white spots; eyes with too dark or too light iris.

3 - PLUMAGE
Conformation: well tightened to the body.

IV - COLORS

BLACK COPPER
COCK
Black plumage. Cape and copper colored rump with black flames. Back and small coverlets of copper-colored wings. Wing bands and black remiges. Black breast; light copper-colored traces tolerated.
HEN
Black and lackluster plumage. Copper-colored cape with black flames. Black breast; few copper-colored traces tolerated.
Dark horn beak. Flesh-colored tarsi with dark veiling.
Serious defects:
Rooster: Copper-colored presence in the wing triangle.
Hen: coppery design in the plumage of the coat.
In both sexes: color of the straw yellow or mahogany design; absence of copper color or copper color too pronounced; chest design extending to the legs; floury tracks.

WHITE
GALLO and GALLINA
Pure white. Slight yellowish reflections tolerated in the rooster's cape and rump.
Light horn colored beak.
Flesh-colored tarsi.
Serious defects:
Strong yellow reflections; feathers of other color


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