A local (semi local anyway) guy has a hen & rooster black copper maran pair for sale. He wants $40 for them. He hopefully will send me pictures soon. He says they are 2 years old & she is not laying at the moment. This is what he said to me in his last email "Marans are still a rare breed in this country that aren't yet accepted to any standard." Is this true? Is it worth $40 for the pair? I was thinking I could pay more than that to get some eggs shipped, but thats kind of a gamble that any will hatch. With a breeding pair - maybe by late spring I can have a set of brand new copper marans from my own incubator. Thoughts?