Hello again! So our 5 out of 6 of our French Marans that turned out to be roosters were returned to the breeder today. They did finally respond to our messages and "did the right thing", which was nice. They said they did not have enough French Maran hens to trade out, but we said we were fine as long as we got hens and not roos. Ironically, our boys started to find their voices only today when we were trying to gather them for transport. They followed us around the breeder's yard and even back to our car. It was bittersweet! Anyway, the breeder claims ALL of these hens came out of the same Black Copper French Maran lines as the 6 we had. Out of the 6 we brought home today: 2 are clearly barred rocks (one w. white legs, the other yellow) one is all red (cinnamon?) with black points similar to where the red would be on the French Marans one is completely white with no markings other than a red comb one is almost completely black 2 look like the other French Marans, except one has almost a leopard-ish speckling to her chest (this one I have slight worries may still be a roo). I know they can breed in with others and all, but is it not unusual to get such different markings on "siblings"? He had no adults that looked like some of these birds and the ONLY other breed I saw out there was a silkie rooster. And the legs, too. Two have yellow legs, but are completely different looking birds. Sorry, I am very new to this, still. I will try to get pictures, as I know that helps! Thanks for indulging my incessant curiosity!