Quote:I think she used blues and cuckoos. Holly (HBuehler) got a really pretty blue cuckoo roo from her nto too long ago. I know he's not a marans, but lhere's one of my little guys: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28521_dscn6278.jpg that was my thought on what to use, I will have to find some nice blue girls if the test hatch babies grow up without comb problems, I did post the cockeral that I have currently probably on the Marans thread but here he is again: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/45425_hilarious-blue_cockoo_marans_8-27-2011-crop.jpg rsarns- it looks cuckoo but hard to tell if it's blue or black, how old? very nice! Here is babies we hatched out using the above boy and the hen was a regular cuckoo color. https://www.backyardchickens.com/fo..._of_4_cuckoo_marans_chicks_9-16-2011-crop.jpg Woo- nice legs on that guy! You can use black hens and regular cuckoo hens too and still get about 50% blue chicks.