Oh what a magical and crazy ride this egg laying business is! I'm pretty sure all 4 of my Pekins are laying now. The color has started to fade from the tip of all their beaks, and two have developed the black freckles so I know they were the first and/or are my 2 best layers. As all their eggs have gotten more regular, I've noticed 2 distinct colors! Some are a beautiful, creamy, pastel brown color, whereas others are cooler in color, almost greenish and I'd say less opaque or consistent overall, sometimes scratchy looking. As I understand it, with both eggs this coloring is the bloom, right? If I scrub them hard, they all go stark white (but I've been avoiding this). This is what qualifies as a "tinted" egg, correct? I'm also wondering if you are able to identify the egg layer based on this info? Are some of my girls laying one color with some laying the other color? Or perhaps the better/longer layers are giving me the creamy brown ones? Just wondering what the general opinion around here is I guess.