I'd love some input on this folks. My RSL finally started laying (I was beginning to worry that she was old, seems that she just was taking longer to "acclimate" to a new home, and then new flock mates than the others. Great success. My black copper marans seems to also be starting to lay more regularly, but her eggs are splotchy. I kind of like it, but am wondering if this is likely to "clear up" and even out in the future or just kind of be "her thing." Then a new egg showed in the nest box. I am assuming it came from my speckled sussex pullet, but her comb still hasn't reddened up, and we didn't get any fart eggs or tiny or huge ones from her, just a seemingly normal egg from an "adult" bird. Is this a thing that happens? I was always under the impression that you'd get a red comb at the very least before laying.
BCM egg in front, SS egg in back