Hi BYC, We are super excited. We found a local breeder (local as in had to drive a few hours) that had some black copper marans chicks! We have been looking for these birds for a while and I didnt want to order from a hatchery. I was after something with proven egg quality and I found them. The big bonus was this particular breeder has been cultivating a Lavender Marans line since 2012 and he had 3 or them for sale so I snatched them up!! Now we free range our birds so I will be sending all other roosters on the yard to freezer camp, so that I can free range the BCM without issues. My only quandry will be separating the lavenders from the BCM. Anyway here they are so excited!