okay I'm in the process of narrowing down my Roo flock. I seem to be horrible at picking chicks to keep, cause I've got 7roos and 8 hens. which is Fine with me because i cant decide which color i want to work on. Anyways here are my roosters to pick from. I'm pretty sure which 2 i should keep cause its obvious. but need your advice. I'm wanting to go with the blue coppers and experiment on the copper barring. All of the Marans in the pics were hatched in April so their still young. Also for hens I have 2blue hens(with the copper gene, one in last pic), 1 blue/barred Maran hen (Last pic), two blk Marans (with a copper gene), and a blk copper Maran hen and 2 splash hens. (Roos 1&2 just started showing copper the last week.) 1. Copper/ Barred Maran Roo (love him) 2. Blue copper Maran Roo (love him too!) I understand with the hens and other roos Ive got I know that i could easily get another splash maran roo. But this guy has the body i like and great personality along with fantastic "leadership" skills....HAHA, but it isnt possible to get the barring out of him, or I'am putting myself behind a step in the color market I want. 3. Splash Maran roo 4. other Roos. Im also in love with this roo! hes good with his hens here are the hens the one on the right Has slight barring (the older she gets the fainter the barring gets) the one on the left is my blue hen.