I was told when I purchased this pullet (now about 5 mos. old) that she is a cuckoo maran, but she is under-average size compared to my same-age hens, yellow-legged, and doesn't look like any c.m. pictures I've found on line. As you see, she has coppery lacing on top. She laid her first egg yesterday, and it was cream, but I understand that marans sometimes lay chocoloate eggs only after a few weeks of the cycle.