I'm kind of new to the site. But had to share a photo of my newly hatched Columbian Marans and black/birchen Marans. They hatched during the Super Bowl, LOL Can you guess what I was watching? Both colors I have made myself from scratch and have been working on the Columbian Marans for going on 7 years. The black birchen are F2s bred from my old cuckoo line. I've had since 2000. Both have the blue gene in the flocks. But can't tell in the Columbian until they feather. If any are blues... Anyway, every hatch is like the first. It never gets old. It's nice to have furry babies on such a miserable cold Feb. day in NW Pa. The first of the season. Anyone else expecting chicks or have new hatchlings?