Someone gave me this roo a month or so ago. I was told it was a marans, and I know it is from a a lady that had a LOT of marans, penedesencas, etc... and a bunch of everything else under the sun. Well, recently there was a "show us your australorp hens" thread and some of those hens had the same sort of look about the face. This guy has a less tame temperament and his feathers are hard and not fluffy feeling at all. I have had him in with my BBS marans, so I hope he is NOT an australorp, but I just thought I would run it by people who have seen more australorps, and marans for that matter. Thanks for any and all opinions. Oh, and please also state why you think he is what you think he is, i.e. comb type, feathers, legs, tail, etc... He is very even green sheen all over, somewhat flighty, and came from a lady whose black marans turned out to be possible Penedesenca crosses, due to smaller size, upright tails, flighty dispositions, some white on ear lobes and slight irregularities in the back end of their combs. Their eggs are quite dark. His ear lobes are not white tinged and his comb shows no spurs or thickening toward the rear end of it. If he is an australorp, he needs to be out of the marans pen. If he is a marans, he probably came from very dark laying stock, and I need him... HELP! (thanks) Oops, forgot the pic, thanks!