The picture is of our stock cockerel and this is what he will look like at maturity.
At the moment he is only 12 weeks old, is pure bred and already is getting his neck feathering colour.
All our hens free range in our fields and in my garden at times.
He still walks around with his broody hatching mum but is old enough to be parted from her. He will turn into a stunning bird.
Maran hens lay deep brown eggs.