Hello, BYC'ers, been quite a while since I've posted, busy summer with my five "ladies" and my five "little girls." All are well, (but there is a pesky prairie falcon in the neighborhood that we are all watching out for) and going into my second winter with my flock. I posted a picture of one of my babies last spring since I wasn't sure she was a red sex-link, as sold. Well, she is in her glory now - at only 17 weeks, began to lay her first egg, they are small still, but no 'false starts," - she's such a trooper and one of the the friendliest, chattiest chickens I have. She is now 21 weeks old. One question about her her eggs - they are a deep chocolate brown, much browner that the 'normal' brown egg. Here are pictures: not sure the egg picture does these colors justice. Anyway, there is an excellent post on egg color here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=4439-egg-color-chart but I'm not familiar with any of the breeds that are cited for dark brown egg color, the eggs she's laying are like the Marans pictured on that page - and she definately ain't one of those! Any thoughts?