Is it safe to assume/hypothisize by reason of deduction that a new, smaller & darker brown egg was laid by a 1st timer? If so, I think I know which one has started laying, but of course since I wasnt there I can only guess... I have 2 buff orpingtons--one of them is about 1 yr & I know she's laying. The other is about 6 mos. old, but her comb is not RED like I hear people talking about, so I'm thinking it's not her. I have 2 barred rocks--one is about 20-22 wks with a comb that's really red like the B.O. that's laying; the other one is about 19-20 wks with a comb like the younger B.O. Would I be correct in thinking that the B.R. that is older should be the one laying? Did any of that make sense or was it too confusing?