I purchased two of these lovely ladies a few weekends ago (they look identical). I was told they were Black Copper Marans but am becoming concerned I was cheated on the breed. I am unsure of age but know they are not producing eggs yet. I wish they were because then it would be a no brainer. I understand that not all BCM have the feathered legs and feet because they are not part of the French lineage. I also understand that they can sometimes be over melanised causing them to be all black. Also sometimes with age their copper hackles come in. The gentleman I purchased them from said he bought them through Townline Hatchery but when I confronted him about the questionable breed, he said that they may have been the couple birds he purchased from someone else. I have tried the Chicken Keeping 101 group on Facebook and some people said they were BCM while others said they were Austrolorps or Black Jersey Giants (very doubtful of that). I need a definite response before I freak out. I just wish they would start laying. Below I posted a full body picture, a picture of the bottom of ones feet, and a close up of the head/eyes.