I got a first egg from one of my girls today...it is a dark pink/mauve color. Not the tinted light pink that most call pink. But up next to the yellow brown of an RSL or BSL egg, it definitely looks pink. I was thinking it might be my Cuckoo Marans (who looks like she's been ready forever). Since she's a hatchery bird, I realize she probably won't have very dark brown eggs. And maybe the mauve is the bloom that sometimes makes dark marans eggs look purple? Only on a lighter egg it looks dark pink/mauve? Funny thing is had I known what I do now, I may not have gotten her (that she likely wouldn't be a dark egg layer). But having this dark pink egg in the egg basket will be pretty cool! I took a picture but the flash lightened it out somewhat. What do you think? The SL eggs aren't mine, btw. My only other possibilities are my BCM (please, no) or my second EE. I have gotten 2 blue-green eggs for a couple different days and I don't think Ivory is laying two eggs in one morning. All of a sudden I went from 2 eggs to 6 eggs in less than a week - it's getting so exciting!