I have 4 EEs from Murray McMurray who are now molting for the first time. We lucked out and got 1 black hen laying pink eggs, but the shells are not smooth and are thin; 2- Black with white neck ring and one spreckled grey lay blue eggs; the 4th one- classic brown with gold hair lays huge green eggs. The green egg layer took almost 2 months longer than the others to begin laying BUT... her eggs have always been super large and more frequent. The other three have layed about 3 eggs/week over the past year, but Goldie was usually good for 5+ eggs/week. Is there any correlation between egg color and length of time till laying? Interestingly they have gone into molt at the same order that they started to lay. Each layed about 11 months before beginning the molt. Has anyone on BYC done any formal compilation of the EE laying data? I'm wondering if it even relates to the colors or muffs of the hens since our are different. Also one might learn, for instance, if rough shells can indicate a shell gland disorder, that a pink egg-layer having rough shells may be inclined to a shell gland disorder? We need an interested teen who needs a school project to gather and tabulate data!!!