With me it has always been type and SOP type breedings . I never worry about trying to get the real Dark eggs as I will never show eggs. There may be a few Marans that will get close to doing both at the same time. Most BC Marans are no where close to being SOP type, They have so many culls involved that it almost impossible.
One of the larger problems is people will go out and buy two or more dozen of eggs and start advertising SOP Marans for sale and make a fool out of themselves.
We will know what we are doing with the Marans after 3-4 more weeks. We have really good size on our Marans but without single mating it is very hard to get correct color.
There is a possibility we will go forward with mainly the Brahmas large and Bantam.