I have a flock of all cinnamon queen chickens which lay a medium color brown egg... I just added 3 new hens... all of which are solid black.. let me start off by saying the lady I got them from said they were black Marans... hmmm well the evidence says otherwise... .. Chicken #1 is a large solid black hen with green/purple sheen in the sun... ( I believe she is a Australorp) Chicken # 2 is also solid black(with purply sheen) with copper in her feathers around her head and Chicken #3 looks just like #2 only she has feathered feet. #2 and # 3 are 3/4 the size of chicken #1.. I will try to get pictures of them and post to another feed.... but I got eggs from two of them yesterday and to my surprise someone laid a white/cream egg... I think the light brown is from the Australorp... but white.and its much smaller... one of the little ones has to be a mut to make a white egg....??