This is a new variety that I will be working with in 2014. Description: Golden Partridge Marans. I only know of one other flock in the US that did not come from our flock. This color pattern has been very puzzling. After studying other breeds and feather patterns, the brown gene that we are dealing with is a partridge. Since they came from a recessive gene in our Blacks and Black Coppers, there is a varying number of the Gold gene carried by these birds. The individuals carrying two copies of the gold gene are a beautiful golden partridge. Those carrying none of the gold gene have a much different feather pattern unlike any I have seen. We call those our Brown Haydens. The brown gene in both these varieties breed 100% true. We hope to be adding chicks from the unrelated flock to ours within the next couple of months. We have the color and leg feathering close to what we want, so now we are focusing more attention to the egg color which does need some improvement. Chicks will ship on Monday or Tuesday after auction end. Thanks for looking at our ad.