I am very excited because I just purchased 5 Black Copper Maran chicks. They are out of the Wade Jeane and Bev Davis lines. I saw the rooster and hen and was able to confirm the dark eggs the hen produces. The breeder I purchased them from has strived to maintain the breed standards for both the poultry traits and eggs standards. The breed is beautiful so my goal is to advance the breed by striving to continue on the dark egg standards.