I worked very hard this Spring to get some dark eggs. I bought eggs (hatched 3 - 2 roosters and a runt who later died), then a month later a local store got some Welsummer chicks so I did two brooders. Yesterday I was rewarded. They are hatchery Welsummers so I was worried about the color of the eggs. Turns out I had nothing to worry about. I got this 'torpedo' today. The 'mom,' sang her egg song VERY loudly before AND after laying it. So, now I have 1 olive green layer, 1 blue layer, 1 pale cream layer and should be 3 dark brown layers along with my light brown layers.