I'm thinking about adding a couple of Cuckoo Marans to my flock and was wondering how loud they are (as well as any other negative traits they may have). My silver laced wyandotte is extremely loud and I'd prefer not to add any more that are like that. Also, do they truly have nice dark chocolate eggs or are they just slightly darker than average? Looking to increase the colors in my egg carton (currently brown, green & white). Finally, I currently order through murray mcmurray (because I live in Iowa), but I was wondering what some other good places to order from are. Ideally looking for started pullets or chicks over 4 weeks of age (so I can incorporate them into the flock before winter). Thanks everyone!