Someone recently gave me three beautiful black copper marans hens, and a black copper marans rooster. I absolutely love them. They didn't lay for the first few weeks after we got them, so I put a fake egg in their nest, and about a week later they started laying a couple of eggs every other day. The eggs are dark brown, but they are speckled with dark spots. It looks like the coloring is just globbed in spots instead of being spread over the entire egg. Could this be because they haven't laid in a while, or from the cold weather, or because they are three years old?