Picture eggs like this, let them get walked all over by several hens that INSIST on using a single nest box, out of a run that had three inches of standing water and muck in it two days ago. We are supposed to get dumped on again starting tuesday. These are my best eggs, from my best birds, color gets lighter when the weather is too hot or rainy or super windy. Seems to irritate them and the eggs get lighter then just darken up nicely a week later. Some are pullet eggs from hens just starting to lay, and are actually being laid light right now, but should darken up over the next few weeks to an acceptable marans color. Anyhow, this is the auction where I get to make excuses about how bad the eggs look, but you get to freak OUT when you get super nice birds hatch from them if all goes well. I accept paypal and instantly refund for any broken eggs in shipping. You may choose from any of my muddy eggs, most of which are Copper Black Marans from wade gene/ron presley, and Bev Davis lines. There are also sometimes a muddy orpington laid by a black orp unknown if she is split to lav, but she is in with two lav roos, so any chicks are at LEAST guaranteed to be split lav. She insists on layign on the floor of the pen and sometimes the penmates bumble it around the dry dirt floor of the coop a bit. Not bad, just enough to hit a fresh poop or two and stain it. Then there are the blue black silkies. They are not ruining their eggs, but you could choose some of those if you wanted. My F2 mille fleurs are up in wire, but some of them get their feet soaked in their waterer and track it into the laying box, don't ask me why. The barred olive eggers are just barely beginning to squeak out a couple eggs here and there, but they get the most "out" time ranging and they do not wipe their feet when I put them back in at the end of the day. Not many of those available, but hey, might be a very small handful you could choose from. Two are sorta trying to start laying. This is NOT a delayed auction. The eggs are muddy now, they ship tomorrow. Thanks for bidding. Good luck. There are probably a total of three or four dozen available by tomorrow at noon when I would shoot for shipping.