My mother wanted some "of those chickens from the chocolate egg layers". So we went in search of some Copper Marens hatching eggs. Purchase 1 dozen from one party and then another dozen from a different person. Both sets of eggs arrived today. First dozen to show up were really light. I was thinking these hens are probably close to end of laying cycle but even with that in mind they are light. Second dozen shows up nice and chocolate. My camera is making the eggs look darker then they are for both sets. But I did stick on of my very pale wyandotte eggs for comparison. So the question is would you hatch the first dozen due to color issues or ?