Hi. I have a black copper marans that has been laying for a couple of months now. Her eggs are not very dark, and are spotted, but are larger than my splash marans and rhode Island red. I really wanted this breed for the dark color. Will these eggs get any darker as time goes on? My splash marans has only been laying for a few weeks now, and her eggs are darker, smaller with a milky colored coat. Just curious if anyone has any insight as to how the eggs will be in the future. Above pic, Top left to right: Easter Egger, Rhode Island Red Bottom left to right: Splash marans, black copper marans Above pic, Top left to right: Rhode Island Red, splash marans, black marans Bottom left to right: black marans, rhode island red These pictures are a few days worth of eggs from 4 different hens. I also have a buff orpington that is not laying due to raising a young pullet, and my second easter egger has stopped laying for over a month now. Is all this is normal??? (I know that the orpington will not lay until pullet is weaned, but worried about the second easter egger not laying at all).