Hi every one.my name is J Antonio Sanches from Australia,i have a small acreage doing all sort of thing.2 years ago I start rising chicken French marans breed. i managed to get my hand in almost all the marans variety and blood line i could fine,so i incubated 1500 fertile marans eggs 1 st year 2014.rised about 1000 chicks and selected my breeders from this large genes pool. varieties i m rising and working with are ,Black coppers. Blue coppers, Splash coppers, Silver cuckoo ,Dark cuckoo, Wheaten , White, Birchen and Silver/ golden Salmon. I have a lot work to do .so I joined forces with my friend Terry Marans Australia to group ours flock and work together in 2 different location .I m in NSW state he s in VICTORIA state. so we working on 10 years project ,to restore the marans breed chooks ,to select and reproduce high quality breeders French type. a lot other breed has been added to the marans in this country but we still find a good bird in some remote areas . we have one more breed we took on board this year Cream legbar. I work the land with parmacuture principles , the chooks are free ranging out door all a year around.have 2 dogs Cosmo and Princes. few turkey , guinea fowl, pigeons one horse, I like working with a succulents plants when I m free. Now I m in love with a French marans chooks. Thanks every one.