I just got a pair of Welsummers and the hen has just started laying. I believe that they were originally ordered from a hatchery, not sure which one. Well the hen laid today - needless to say it wasn't what I was hoping for. It It is a light brown egg nothing close to being dark. Do they get darker as they get older? Is it because they came from a hatchery? I am almost positive that these are Welsummer. I will get pics of egg and hen later. Here is a pic of the roo.