I replied to a similar post, but I wanted to make sure I got some answers. My dad's RIRs eggs have recently become very light in color. They went from very dark brown to almost white, in a span of maybe 2 weeks at most. I have read that this could be due to the age of the hens, but they are only a little over 1 year old. It said something to do with the laying cycle, so does this mean they will stay this color? He is planning on selling his reds and getting some brahmas instead (likes the really really big eggs his one hen lays!), but he will have to keep the reds until the brahma babies are old enough to lay. So are the eggs doomed to remain this almost white color? I can't see how a 1-year-old hen can be near the end of her 'cycle'? Or am I misunderstanding the meaning of cycle?