This listing is for 20 Black Copper Marans day-old chicks with an expected ship date of January 31, 2012. (It is possible that they might ship on the 30th) Payment must be made now in order to reserve this hatch. Hit the "buy it now" button and then message me with your email address to send the Paypal invoice to. Our Black Copper Marans are of the Wade Jean C1 bloodlines which yield the nice terra cotta colored eggs. The first photo was taken in October so that you can see the shades of the eggs we are hatching right now. As these same hens continue to lay, their eggs will gradually get lighter and lighter. Some of our eggs are solid, some appear to be "painted," and some are speckled. Our flock is closed, so these birds have not been exposed to any other Marans bloodlines. This stock truly has a gentle temperament. My kids can even handle the roosters. Feathering on the shanks meets the French Standard, not too heavy, not light, but moderate. Perfect for a breeding program, personal pets, and to add those beautiful and SUPER FUN dark shades to your egg basket! The kids will LOVE them! These chicks are sold straight run-as they are too young to sex. You should be able to tell the males from the females at 6-8 weeks of age. Our flocks have been tested and approved by the Texas Pullorum-Typhoid Program. As required by law, I will provide you with a copy of this report. My shipping fees includes expedited express mail shipping rates through the USPS (which usually delivers in a day but can take two days depending on your location), the $3.00 Paypal charges for your payment, and the cost of the chick shipping box. If temps are low at your location, I can include a warmer for an additional $5 upon request. I accept payment via Paypal and will need a current confirmed address as well as a PHONE NUMBER for the post office to call you at when the chicks arrive. If you do not include your phone number, I CANNOT ship the chicks. The chicks will be HELD AT THE POST OFFICE for you to come pick up so that they do not have to spend several more hours in transit on a mail truck. Please contact me with any questions. First come, first served. Once these sell, anyone else interested can send payment to reserve my next available hatch at the time. Jan. 3rd hatch-SOLD OUT Jan. 10 hatch-SOLD OUT Jan. 17th hatch-SOLD OUT Jan. 24th hatch- SOLD OUT Jan 31st hatch-AVAILABLE Thanks! I have included photos of my actual birds and eggs so that you can see how beautiful and healthy they are. The current shades of eggs we are hatching. Photo taken 10-18-2011 Top Row: Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucana. Bottom left: Cochin. Bottom middle: Polish. Bottom Right: Black Copper Marans 6 Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucana eggs and 6 of my Black Copper Marans eggs pictured with a white Polish egg and a dollar bill Our Black Copper Marans Rooster, "Pierre," two of his lovely Black Copper ladies, and the back end of his silver Ameraucana "mistress" who lays our "olive-eggers." Close up hackles of some of our Black Copper Marans hens Leg feathering-French Standard-Moderate Our number 2 BC Marans Roo "Felipe" watches over his ladies Even though the flash washes the eggs out in this one, I included it because it really shows the variety of design we get from our BC Marans. Also, it reminds buyers that these hens' laying cycles determine how dark their eggs are. We get both really dark and much lighter eggs daily, depending on the individual hen, how old she is, and what season it is.