I have bought a breeding pair of "Black Copper Marans." The rooster has slightly even more red on his chest, sort of like lacing, but definately not lacing. I have seen some pictures of The Marans club, and they have the red on their chests too, so I am not as worried for the rooster as I am the hen, who has white earlobes. They are white with some red around them. They are only about 4 months old, the breeding pair is. Can someone please help? Is this normal? Thankyou.