Ok I got a cuckoo maran April 28th from MPC, I think she has begun to lay, he eggs are only a tad darker than my RIR's. This is my forst marans, I thought the eggs were darker. Their site says chocolate brown. If my rir's didnt have eggs in the nest I would have thought that the new egg was theirs. Anyone else get marans from them at that time so we can compare?