After doing some reading here I purchased 25 cuckoo marans chicks and a dozen black copper marans eggs for hatching. I did this because the natural and organic co-ops that I sell my duck eggs through are willing to sell my chicken eggs if they are different from the normal variety that they sell. I already have a bunch of white chinese geese coming on line this spring. So, has anyone actually harvested marans for meat? Do you remember the live and dressed weights? How about feed conversion ratios and age of harvesting?