I have three 8 month old Speckled Sussex hens. I am thinking either they're very late to begin laying or they're sterile... hope it's not the later! I am getting conflicting information about the egg color (from dark brown to light brown) they lay. Can any of you share images of what your eggs look like from these birds if you have them. I been observing these gals and realized that I've never seen them in the laying boxes. Maybe you can give me insight on the breed. They are so friendly, curious and beautiful but I need productive hens. I have Australorps, Welsummers, New Hampshire Reds, Easter Eggers, Barred Rocks and a couple of Red Comets. I am trying to distinguish which girls are laying which eggs. Thanks and looking forward to your picts!