Hi! I have tried almost desperately to hatch some maran pullets to give me deep dark brow eggs for next summer and to start step one in my olive-eggers project. I have unfortunately been relying on post eggs for this. First hatch I got only 3/10, all cockerels. I keot the prettiest and biggest, he is a gorgeous roo of approx 13 weeks now I just wished he had a sister too... However, then I bought 12 eggs from another breeder, he told me he had copper/blue marans. Unfortunately I did not ask for egg pics, and the eggs I got were like sussex eggs in color. I am aware color may fade a bit late in season, however I thought these were far too bright. 2 chicks hatched 2 weeks ago, cute as can be but I am really uncertain of color. They dont have leg feathers at all. Chick #1& #2 down under. 1 looks like it might be cobber blue, 2 might be wheaten? Or just a mix I choosed to buy 9 more eggs from the first breeder because she sold me really dark eggs. Unfortunately her layers had slowed down so that was all she could collect then. 2 chicks hatched, absolutely adorable and both with pretty obvious combs from first sec. These are #3. I know it is a bit early yet, but if anyone would give an opinion as to whether I might have just roos this time again I would be very happy. I will probably buy one more lot of eggs if that is the case. #1: #2: 3# #4: My own best guess is that the yellow is a pullet and the rests are roos.