Wanted to get back with everyone to let you know that the uprising is settling. The somewhat larger hens and the rooster are still ignoring the Marans, but the Marans are surviving nicely and I suspect that with time, they will all be buddies. Now my next question. I was given the 3 Cuckoo Marans by a friend when they were about two weeks old. Two of them are the standard black and white lacey looking Marans, but the third one is gold and black lacey looking. As time has gone by, the two black ones have developed into standard looking Cuckoo Marans, but the third, which looks just like a Maran, is definitely gold and black...so is she a Golden Cuckoo Maran? A Wheaten Cuckoo Maran or just one strange looking mixture that came from the same Mom as the black ones???????