The assignment was this: find out who laid the white eggs. Being a super sleuth, I followed the lead provided yesterday by informant Kathy V. and held a lineup of the usual suspects to determine the perpetrators (assuming there were two). The white hens had already been cleared of suspicion by evidence left in the nest, obviously a case of mistaken identity. Walking slowly past the unruly and semi-cooperative hens (Frederick had been excused), it didn't take long for this ace detective to identify the give-away white earlobes.
I have no idea what breed these hens are, another mystery for another day.
This case is now closed.