My little red stars and our one EE are going gang busters in the egg department. They started laying a few weeks ago and aside from a soft shelled egg or two (they seem to drop them two at a time) everything is great. Since January 1st we have had 27 eggs (several double yolkers and not counting soft shelled eggs probably another 6 or more of them) and are averaging 4.5 eggs a day from 6 birds and it has been mighty cold. Here is my question there is a lot of variation in shell color which I think is great but how do they deal with this in a production farm environment. Do they use a different laying strain that lays more constant in color? Do they sort them by color so the dozens in the store look more consistent? It just seems to me the brown eggs I see in the store (honestly have mostly bought white) look much more uniform in color. Anyway just curious.