We finally got our first Welsummer eggs yesterday. We got our Welsummer chicks last April, and they both laid their first egg on the same day. Nice to have the dark eggs to go along with all the other colors. The "freckling" adds a nice touch, too. We are still waiting for the Barnevelders to lay, but don't expect their eggs to be as dark as the Welsumers'. The Welsummer eggs are the dark brown ones in the middle.