I have a 7 month old Barnevelder who started her squats about the first day of Spring. She has been my last hold out for new eggs in my flock of 9. Every day I check those boxes for that elusive brown egg and every day all I get are those tans and whites! I just don't get it. Then I hear plenty of the chicken egg laying song and it's the BV coming out of the barn just cackling her head off. I go in the barn; NO BROWN EGG! I can NOT figure this out. End of day, I have collected 9 eggs! How can this be??? I collected TWO white eggs today but only own ONE white egg layer. Is there any way possible that a Barnevelder who is supposed to lay a deep brown egg could be giving me white eggs or could she be un-Purebred? She is a dead ringer for every Barnevelder picture I have ever seen -- other than the roosters of course! Anyone very familiar with the BV's who could give me any info??? BTW, I paid a breeder 15 bucks for this bird as a new fluffy chick, based on the breed's reputation alone! I would hate to think I got a cross-breed.