Hi there from our small farm in Rural Norman Oklahoma We just picked up our new birds today and now have 6 young Cuckoo Maran hens and what appears to be a Roo in progress! lol We are hoping to add some splash and BLUE marans (Birchens would thrill me to pieces!) and a few spitzhaubens for my daughter to spoil. (the only child I know that keeps a pet chicken!) The marans are a new experience for us, as my favorites are the Columbian wyandottes and Blue Standard Cochins... and of course the hubby likes the barred rocks and the Blue/Red wyandottes... these new babies are one of many compromises and we are both pretty pleased with them. After losing our small flock last year, we are more than thrilled to have these newcomers! Hope everyone has had a blessed day!