Quote:Have you hatched out Wade Jeane chicks, Doc? I have yet to hear of one person who has hatched his birds that are clean legged or a wheaten directly. I would like to hear from folks who know for sure their birds are from Wade Jeane and for sure have thrown wheatens from a BCM hatch. If folks haven't experienced this directly, it seems like a rumor, and not a very nice one. Not trying to pick an argument, but this is part of why there is a divide in the Marans community. I think it is unfair to repeat hearsay without direct knowledge. JMHO. It's not a rumor. Wade has said so himself. I've got the quote stored somewhere in my archives. Is that direct enough for ya? There's nothing awful about a line throwing wheatens. After all, that's where wheatens came from in the first place. It's just a recessive gene floating around. I think the main reason why there is "a divide in the Marans community" is because people attach too much emotional weight to discussions of the details of breeding programs. There is no perfect person and no perfect breeding program. The best way to make progress is to be rational and open about discussing problems.