Oooo JP, yes I have heard of them and I do want one! I've been reading up on chickens and I think I want one buff orphington, cuz they're so pretty, one Easter egger (I think they're called Americaunas??), one of the Cukoo Marans, and a Rhode Island Red or one of the English speckled ones. lol, I'm very exact in my dreaming!
But I have to read to find out if they want their own kind to see if I have to pick one breed. I"m in the city so no roosters allowed and I only want 4 or so cuz of space.
Natalie - what you say is true. The Marans are really expensive around here - like 25-50 bucks each! So I might have to forgo that one. Those eggs are soo beautiful.
Your coop looks great JP, maybe I'll have to invite you up for a visit so you can help build mine! lol :D