It has been a very expensive time recently for enthusuasts of this colours.Now it seems to have settled down and more people can enjoy keeping them. Chocolate as a colour is very much like the Buff, it needs the right light to set it off, its a chery bird,if a littel prone to being broody.I have had chocs since I hatched some eggs just for the enkoyment of them.I now have three different lines,one of which is mottled.As well as crossing to black: choc can be crossed to blue/splash,the result is called Mauve.