Can we talk about the broodiness of these birds?? I have been amazed because I had been told marans were not very broody. That was the only thing I was disappointed about with the wheatens. However, I am not disappointed any more! I now have two hens setting and a third acting like she may start any day. I have been taking their eggs for eating because they are just in with a mixed flock until I get a good roo and re-home a couple more badly colored hens from the first batch mentioned earlier. So they have just stolen my muscovy nests. Lol! Anyone who knows muscovy knows that stealing their nest is not an easy matter. I like this breed more every day. Now, I am so excited that I've got eggs in the 'bator from berkeleysprings and hopefully will have some very nice full-grown birds in the near future.
it might have something to do with the line you have i have only had one in almost 5 years go brody. the hen went to full term