I just got this trio of Wellies yesterday. I am not concerned with having SQ, but I do want to have a nice quality, and I am aiming for the darker eggs. One hen laid an egg this morning, and it wasn't as dark as other Wellie eggs I've seen, and the speckles were light. Are Wellies like Marans? Do they start out light in their cycle, then get darker? or lighter at the end of their cycle? This is my Rooster and here are some shots of the two hens. Not the best pics, but I will try to get better later. They are all three super friendly and calm. So much for maintaining my closed flock. Sigh. I have them quarantined for now. I'll be watching them closely for the next 30 days.