Have you had any fun surprises from unexpected sources? I have a barred rock hen that goes out of her way to be creative. She laid both the pinkish egg on the bottom left of the pic, AND the speckled brown one next to it!
I also have a Welsummer that recently started laying GORGEOUS dark brown eggs with heavy speckles all over, but the CCL was a bit of a disappointment with eggs so pale that they basically look white (I was expecting blue). What are your favorite breeds for a mixed palette?