I know there is a maran thread but it is really so long and I just want to learn a little more about the maran blood lines especially the black copper. I already have some bc from valentines line which really does not tell me where they come from. I currently have some davis/wade bloodlines in the bator with some that are jean wade c1 100%. I have been learning a little from the jean wade line from marans usa but thought a discussion would be valuable on here on the ones that already have the different bloodlines. Would it be best to mix the different blood lines or keep the blood lines true? I prefer to keep the french standards (feathered legs) so which blood lines should I ensue. I also have some cuckoos from the cratty line which was suppose to be the top line in my part of the country. He actually lives about 30 min from me, too bad he gave up all his birds.