I guess this is more of a "rant" or warning for new chicken owners. This is my first flock and I bought my eggs from a feed store with a good reputation. I bought 3 Marrans and 3 Arucanas. I figured I would just be getting EE's and I was ok with that-so no big deal. BUT-I seriously have NO idea what I actually got! So far my "marrans" lay brown eggs that are just barely darker than regular brown eggs and it seems like my EE's are also laying brown eggs. One egg that comes out is slightly lighter and could maybe be called pink, but that is kind of a stretch! It is winter here and I do not add light. None of them started laying before the cold and long nights came so we aren't even close to full production I would think. At this point out of the 6 I get about 1 egg a day as long as it stays above freezing (in the Seattle area) Some days I do get 2 eggs, but that is more like someone forgot to bring an egg in the day before. Maybe the EE's aren't really laying yet? I've given up on the Marrans being that-they don't really look like anything else, but I'm sure they are a mix of something. Anyone else have EE's that lay brown eggs?