Hi I got my Cockoo Marans from McMurray, and they were very healthy, nice birds who are not at all afraid of us. I even still have one old biddy that I keep around because she is so funny and she will go broody and she is so big that I could put a lot of eggs under her. She will even try to set in the roll out nest with no eggs under her poor thing. If you eat anything outside she comes and tries to get it from you like a poorly behaved dog. But my eggs were not dark! I got one darkish egg one time and that was it. Sometimes the eggs were speckled with dark speckles that looked nice. They layed okay, not great. I was sad about the not-dark eggs. I read that the dark eggs are really hard to breed for, so I guess you would have to get them not from a hatchery, but a breeder who specializes in them. So where do I go to get them? I would still like to have dark eggs!