So, I bought four FBC Marans chicks from a local guy here in Iowa. I was super excited, I've wanted Marans for awhile now. Unfortunately one of the chicks failed to thrive and died early on. So, I was left with three. Two chicks turned into handsome, FBC Marans boys which was fine, although I had been hoping for ladies. The last chick, however, was a girl. I was happy think I would at least get one chicken laying those pretty dark brown eggs and I was hopeful she would get cozy with my Ameracauna rooster and maybe make me some olive eggers. But, as time went on and her brothers got huge, she stayed teeny tiny. I just kept thinking...she'll get bigger! Then, her tail started to get all cute and rounded and I began to think....this is not a flipping Marans! What did this dude sell me? My thought is maybe a Pekin? She's fast and jumpy so its hard to get good photos of her...but here is one. Thoughts? I can try for more photos if needed.