I'm not sure if anyone would find this interesting or not, but my family and I do so even if it's only for just our benefit, I thought I'd record the results of the project here. Who knows? - Maybe someone else will find this interesting! I originally posted the initial info in the Wheaten Marans thread, but since the subject matter doesn't really 100% apply to topic, I decided to make this thread and continue the observations here. Like the title points out, I placed our spare Wheaten Marans Roo with our Red Stars. We had a broody Wheaten hen and thought it might be fun to place some of the red star eggs under her and see what happened. To be honest, I thought it might be neat if I ended up with something like a Blue Bell (sometimes called a Blue Ranger) chicken. A Blue Bell is the result of a Marans and Rhode Island Red cross, and since the Red Stars where supposed to be 1/2 RIR, and my Wheatens were Marans after all, then maybe something like that might happen. It didn't of course, but it will be fun seeing what actually does happen! We had three (out of four) that successfully hatched. On January 16th (2014) they were one week old: Keep in mind this Marans hen is only the adoptive mother. She went broody and we just decided, "what the heck."