The weather is finally in the 40s here. So, I decided to get some new pictures of my Marans. I just love these birds. They free range around my yard. They are very friendly and a pleasure to be around. I hatched out some of these from eggs and four of the hens came from Ray Valentine. They started laying over a month ago. They are laying good dark eggs too. I am new to this breed and am trying to learn as much as I can. I would love to be able to show them along with our Silkies and Ameraucanas. This is my baby. I hatched him out. He is the friendest boy. He even comes to you wanting picked up. This is one of my hens that came for Ray. She is a beautiful girl. I think so anyways. This is my blue girl. She is my only blue right now. I just love her. Here is a picture of their eggs. It is so hard to get a good picture. I have taken so many and still need a good one.