Been breeding these wondef. Hi me s for over 15 years. However I Am new to this board. Great place to find vauable info. Wish the info was so avaiable when I started. Would have shortened the learning curve!!! I have over 350 chickens. Mostly hens. 125 rhode island, over 125 cornish and well over 100 black copper marans. Thd marans are my favorite. Only have show quality birds. Feathered feet and mild tempered. Been working on my line for 7 years now. Have a good mix of wade and davis lines. However they are seperate. We have not crossed the two. Will be selling straight run chicks in another month or so. Glad to be here.