Can't wait to read the responses. Two days after Thanksgiving 2009, (six weeks ago) I took on 9 chics and raised them in my basement from the hatch. Started with ye 'ole fish tank and heat lamp...moved to brooder box...they are now in the beautiful coup I built back in the fall. All nine are doing fantastic. I asked the breeder to hatch out about 10 general run Golden Comets. When I picked them up, he stated they were crossed between a Cuckoo Marans (CM's) and a Golden Comet (GC's). After reading about the different breeds and the mixed breeds on different sites and posts, I cannot get my mind around how they can be Golden Comets with CM's and GC's as parents? I could not ask for better looking birds but want to be able to explain the mix breed to others as I proudly show friends and family my birds. There are two colors, five of them are white with a couple of black feathers on their backs...these appear to be GC's and hens, and then 4 of them are black with white tips, these appear to be the CM's and roos. I will post pics as soon as I figure out how to do it. But can someone help explain the mix breed on the Golden Comets? Thanks in advance for your help.