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See also: marans
- A small breed of chicken originating in France popular for poultry shows and its eggs, rather than for its meat.
1962, C. Arthur Pearson, Pictorial Poultry-Keeping, 2nd edition, Cox & Wyman, page 39:
- The Marans breed deserves inclusion in this review of utility poultry, because of the superb rich brown colour of its eggs.