These were sold as BR's but I found this, after stumbling across a couple articles yesterday, here are the links I found, what do you all think???? http://www.themaransclub.co.uk/communities/1/004/008/087/671/images/4539280330.jpg This picture looks more like most of my pullets than the BR pictures do....I know they used the Dominiques in both the Cuckoo Marans and the Plymouth Barred Rocks breeding....so wondering if my birds have some Marans in them...Like I said, most of my pullets look exactly like this picture.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marans Could they be crossed with the Cuckoo Marans??? Their "barring" has always looked really funny to me, as BR's...would love some input from you all....I bought them from a hatchery...Hoffman Hatchery in Penn last spring and had ordered BR's. I knew I would get mutts, but when they feathered out I didn't think they even were a close resemblance to a BR...am I way off or do you think the hatchery is mixing the breeds??? Thanks for any input or opinions!!!! Just curious to know what might possibly be the mutt mix of my chickens!