Yes, live and learn. The breeder was 1 1/2 hrs from me and she had the breeds I was interested in. Thankfully most were chicks I purchased from her, only the Cuckoo Marans were hatching eggs. And I didn't even look inside the carton until I was home. I was too busy playing with the chicks while hubby drove.
The eggs were very dirty, I was shocked actually. I had seen her set up and it was decent but I don't know who has dirty eggs at all like that!! Mine my have a smear once in a great while from poop, blood? But it's minimal even then. These were shiny from egg whites(?) with bits of straw & dirty all over them. Very odd. She sells on EBay for twice the price I paid since I was a pick up. Makes me very cautious for future purchases in general
These were my 1st hatching egg purchase and so it made me think my hens are very neat and clean girls, lol!!