Hi all, I have a group of Black Java pullets. I bought them this spring when they were about 3 months old (the breeder said they had hatched in January, and that ideally they'd start to lay during "fair" which is mid July). They've been maturing at different rates. Some already have red wattles and combs, some are still more tannish and small in the wattle area. We also have EEs (blue and green eggs) and some Wyandottes that lay cream/light brown eggs. Only 2 of the 4 dotts are laying currently. The other two have never laid for us (had them since late March). About 5 weeks ago, we found a large, darker brown egg on the floor of the coop. It had a thin, slightly mottled shell and was a little "pinched" looking. We thought maybe a java started laying early, but then no more eggs. A couple weeks later (a couple weeks ago), we found another larger, darker, pinched floor egg with a thin shell. Then nothing. Do some pullets lay a couple random eggs long before they start regularly laying? Or is it more likely that one of the dotts (they are about a year old) laid those eggs and has darker eggs than the others? Does anyone else raise this breed? I couldn't find an image of Black Java eggs on the internet to save my life. Just the description of "brown."