Anyone know anything about the French variety of the Black Cooper Marans or where I can get some? I'm in Maine. I came across their dark dark brown eggs online when searching about some unrelated topic and snap....an infatuation is born. Cold weather resistant? Docile? Get along with other birds? Would love to add them to my flock. _____________ Update: I just realized that there is already a thread started on Marans, but by the middle of page 2 I quit reading as it was mostly about previous bickering and offered little to no information for a newbie like me. I'm not interested in showing them. I just raise chickens in my backyard and want to add a nice quite, pretty bird to my flock that lays unique eggs.