Hey BYC! I need your help! I have totally caught the chicken addiction. I started keeping chickens two years ago. I currently have 2 EE's, a Welsummer, a BO, a Delaware, and a White Rock. I really want to try getting some chicks and raising some to breed. I have really been looking at Black Cooper Marans. They seem to be difficult to find. I live North MS. Does anyone raise good pedigree Black Copper Marans near by or would ship chicks to me? I would also appreciate any tips or advice from anyone who breeds. We are currently looking for a new home with lots more land. I have already told my darling to be prepared, more room means more sweet chickens.....and probably some goats....and maybe some horses....and maybe some more ducks.....oh and geese! LOL! Then I told him I would start a petting zoo so my animal addiction could produce income! I think he rolled his eyes! But in all seriousiness I am really wanting any tips or advice on starting a breeding flock. If I can't get BCM, what would be a good breed for me to try my hand at breeding. I realize this is a responsibility to improve on and maintain a breed standard. I really enjoy the unique heritage breeds, but definitely want a good tempered breed. So throw it at me BYC! I will be a sponge to any and all info you can provide. Thanks Ya'll!!