What does it mean when a cuckoo Marans has very light golden patches on his back, along his wings? He used to be all cuckoo until recently. At first I thought he was just dirty, it almost looks like he slept under the roost pole. Then I caught him and checked it closer and realized those were actually feathers coming in a golden color. I don't really care if he's a perfect cuckoo marans, but I'm curious if this will effect the chicks he fathers. They will be all barnyard mixes, but the previous cuckoo Maran fathered all barred chicks. Will his be all barred or will the golden coloring come into play for some surprises?