As the saying goes , “ you eat with your eyes “ ! Yes those colors are all the rage ... “ But we don’t eat the shells “ as said by my father in law . If I were to find myself back into the “ business “ I would go with black and copper Marian’s from a reputable breeder . They , being the darkest of brown layer , are also the most expensive and the eggs sell better ( again , we throw away the shell ) for eating as well as hatchers . But I digress . Selling eggs in this area is about the same as selling honey ... both akin to selling ice to Eskimo’s ! As stated above , feed prices , egg cartons ... everything related to egg production has gone sky high , then you can’t justify your labor either , let’s face it , time is expensive ! I used to sell a lot of eggs back in the day but the small hobby farmer just cannot compete with those corporate farms . Egg’s at .99 a doz vs 3.50 a doz . and the .99 eggs are date stamped ... begs the question where do they get that special breed that stamps the egg on the way out !