This year I decided to get back into raising chickens for egg production. I bought what I thought were going to be bantams at two different farm supply stores. They were beautiful black chicks! Foolish me, those chicks kept growing & I realized I did not have bantams after all. However, I had no idea what breed of chicken I had until today. Two of the chicks turned out to be roosters and the other nine, hens. The roosters are large, very large & very colorful with copper colored feathers on most of their bodies & black, iridescent tail feathers, large comb & large beards! The hens have black feathers with copper lacey feathers mostly on their breasts and/or upper back. Their combs are predominately red although I have one with a solid black comb and their feet are black. From what I found out today, it looks like I have Black Copper Marans! Their eggs (all are laying now) are different shades of brown & I am getting 7-9 eggs every day so most of the hens are laying daily. These chicks were born in late March so I am looking forward to seeing the changes in the eggs as they get closer to being a year old.