Ha! Down sizing. Lol Been there. I'm up to 8 pens I think now...and could really use a couple more to separate more breeds.
I do still have your GCMs Chickee. Two roosters and maybe 6-7 hens. Some are daughters of the original eggs I hatched from you. I can't remember how dark they originally laid. Lol They aren't super dark now but they have nice speckles, so doesn't bother me.
I would totally buy more Am eggs from you. I only have my one splash rooster and I think 6-7 hens from you and Lark Rise. I really should put them in their own pen. Ha!
Sheri Minkers birds are super nice. I bought a bunch from her a few years ago. Loved them.
How dark are the Wheaton Marans eggs? Between my BCM and GCM, I've got a good range of dark eggs. I love Marans. Big calm birds. Not flighty like some other breeds. Like Sunny said, the roosters are fantastic. They bring calmness and security to the property. Most days our chickens are free on about 2 acres of our property with 3 Marans, 1 Am, and 3 Legbar roosters watching over everything. Between them and my dogs, we've had no predator issues. Thankfully.