We got 3 "rare marans" from Meyers in April. Misty- Blue Splash maran laid her first egg.. and it's dark! Yay! Snow- the "white Maran" started laying last week- nice bird.. but I don't think she is really a maran- here she is and her first egg (light brown) on lower right. The other 3 are from my hens- 2 EEs and an australorpe The 3rd rare maran hasn't laid an egg yet.. but she looks nothing like a black copper and has white earlobes!