My Buff Orp hens are laying like crazy! I am happy to share their eggs, fertilized by two copper black Marans and one Buff Orp roo, for the cost of shipping. I'm guessing, based on the shipped eggs I've bought, that I can ship a dozen eggs for $15, so that's what I'm asking to be reimbursed for. We are planning on raising this cross right now as a dual-purpose bird for our own use--we've been pretty happy with straight Orpingtons for meat, and the Marans are much heavier, so I'm hoping it will be a good cross for egg-laying, and worth raising the extra roos to butchering age. If you'd like to give it a shot, just post here, and I'll send as many dozen as I can gather. I've never shipped eggs before, so be patient with me. I figure I can offer them for free for a month or so? I can also include some EE eggs (fertilized by the same roosters), if you like. I don't know how many dozen I'll have each week, but I'm gathering one to two dozen a day right now, and all that I've set myself have been fertile. The hens are Buff Orpingtons, plus a couple of Easter Eggers and one copper-black Marans who I pulled from the Marans pen due to what I consider excess white in her feathers. Here are some of the Orp and EE hens. This is the CB Marans hen that I pulled from the Marans pen. The roos are one Buff Orpington, "Skee-Lo," and two copper black Marans who I pulled from the Marans pen due to excessive copper over the whole body and/or too much variation in color. This is the "too much red" guy, whose tail is missing due to bad poodle attack. And this one (in the background), I think is gorgeous, but I don't think his coloring meets up to the standard. Here's the Buff Orp sire. Obviously, I can't guarantee what you'll get, but statistically, it should be mostly Marans/Orpington crosses, with some purebred Buff Orps. Any eggs from the EEs or the one Marans hen will be easily identifiable, and hers could be either purebred Marans or Orp/Marans--I'm thinking she mostly sticks with the Marans roos, because they were all already comfortable with each other before being added to the larger Orpington flock.