What color/shade do orpingtons lay? The little research I've done I thought it was light brown. Our orpington Darla just started laying a week ago and her eggs are practically white... Some of them have a slight shade of tan. In my research I found that white egg layers have a white skin patch behind their ear... Soooooo I went out to take a good look at Darla and found this (see photo). What do you guys think... Is she even an orpington??? Or do some orpingtons have this patch??? Egg from today All the eggs we've gotten from her!