I have some French Black Copper Maran birds. I was thinking of selling my older rooster and keeping a younger one. Not because of age but because a couple of the younger roosters have more copper then gold in there feathers. I'm looking for darker eggs from girls. I've never done any breeding so this is new to me. I really don't plan on breeding but I would like girls that will lay a darker egg. this is the rooster I was thinking of selling. He is a good rooster to the hens. Just has a lot of gold in his feathers. One of the younger roosters I was thinking of keeping. This is another but he has a lot of gold as well. I don't have pictures of the other younger roosters at the moment. Just wanted some input on this.