I brought home fourteen chicks on June 6th, four different heritage breeds. Here are some snapshots of our blue copper Maran rooster. The Maran hens will lay dark chocolate eggs, and it is looking like the other three of this breed are hens (fingers crossed). This rooster is a beautiful light grey, showing no signs of copper yet. He and the other for certain rooster (a Welsummer) are now standing a head above the rest.
We haven’t had Maran’s before but I am quite impressed. They have a nice calm demeanour and cause the least amount of trouble in the hen house. When we decide to grow our flock again I expect that Maran’s will be at the top of the list.