People are constantly asking us if we can take in their animals, and we usually do and then re-home those we do not wish to keep. A woman brought us this Cockerel a few days back, said he is about 5 months old and she bought a group of chicks from a local breeder as purebred Black Maran pullets. She didn't need another rooster and she also mentioned she did not believe he was a purebred because of his coloring? I would like to try and find him a new home before I have to pass him along to someone who just wants to eat him. Yes, we are terrible farmers and do not eat any of our animals. Would like to have an idea if he is or isn't a Maran so I can advertise....? Thanks for your opinions and expertise!