I was looking at Marans and thinking of getting a hen or two this spring. Out west, there aren't many certified Marans breeders. I was wondering, for you folks who have had hens from both lines, other than egg colour, what are the differences? Do Hatchery Marans lay as well as other hatchery breeds like EE, BR etc? Finally, is their demeanar, productivity and egg colour different between the different sub-lines like Copper, black, Cuckoo?