I was playing around with the chicken calculator online, and some of the crosses I tried resulted in chickens that were genetically barred mille fleurs. But the calculator has no image for them. Can anyone tell me what they'd look like, or better yet, photos? Reason I was playing with this cross is that I ordered several chocolate egg layers, and almost all of them died thanks to my post office's incompetence. I have only 1 survivor who is a cuckoo maran *male*. The replacement shipment (after talking to the P.O. about what they did wrong the 1st time) fared no better, so I don't want to order more until we move to a more rural area with a better post office. In the mean time, I'm figuring out what if anything I can do with the birds I have. These are just for us and our needs- providing eggs/meat for the family and preferably pretty colours/variations for the backyard, no showing or anything. The females I have to consider crossing to the cuckoo marans are buff and black minorcas and a speckled sussex. I thought the sussex would be a little more "interesting" / "fun", although I may just end up doing one of each. And yes, I know the egg colour won't be very chocolate, but it will be darker than what I have, and I'm just aiming for a pleasing variety in the egg basket.