Ok so I have a mixed flock. I have 5 ISA Brown hens who are over 1 year old. I also have 13 almost 5 month old Danish Brown Leghorn Hens. The Danish browns have yet to lay an egg. So I've been getting 4-5 ISA Brown eggs a day. As you know ISA's lay brown eggs and Danish Brown's lay white. Today I picked 7 eggs in various degrees of colour.. 1 was very light brown (more like a manilla colour) and it went darker from that on until i hit a regular ISA Brown egg. Hubby says that the younger hens must be starting to lay.. because we haven't gotten 7 eggs in a very long time (back when we had 7 laying ISA's) I don't think the younger hens are laying at all.. because those should be WHITE eggs.. and None of them are white. I asked if 1 hen could lay more than once in a day... Hubby said that he's never seen it himself but heard it could happen. When I put the chickens away last night there were NO eggs at all.. I had picked them all earlier yesterday. I have no idea how I'm getting an extra 2 eggs unless the younger hens are laying... Does anyone with Danish Browns have colour variations in thier eggs? I mean these eggs look like ISA eggs. the lightest one looks like an ISA. I'm confused. I've never had Danish Browns before. I do have Roosters as well.. I have 3 Danish Brown Roosters... So maybe I'm getting crossed eggs? The roosters are the same age as the danish hens. I am totally confused. If my younger hens are starting to lay then I should have a maxium of 18 eggs a day. I know that not all starting hens will start laying at once... and maybe this is just the start of them laying... but they don't look like WHITE eggs!!! Anyone have any thoughts?