Yes, I do think there is some funny business going on in her pens when she isn't looking. I hatched some Marans out as well. One male I got could best be described as an Olive Egger rooster, which seemed essentially useless to me, and he went for meat (which didn't make him entirely useless I guess).
Two of what are supposed to be Black Copper Marans hens have almost no copper on them, but one of them is laying gorgeous dark brown red eggs. That is at least kinda fun. And they have really nice personalities as well.
And then I paid a bunch for some Lavender Wyandottes, sweet birds and I ended up with 5 girls and 2 boys in a straight run. BUT they all have frayed tails and fecking in their feathers.
Guess I've got myself a bunch of pretty backyard egg layers.
Edited by ggrap - 11/30/16 at 6:47pm