Naturally the color difference is related to different color shingles.
It was my impression in your post the cracking occurred because the shingles were not handled correctly before being installed, in which I disagree wholeheartedly. I would say that is a manufacturer defect if I ever saw one.
My impression of your answer to Kenton’s post was the fact that I thought you would write this in a report, since this was the answer in your post.
I basically said if I wrote in a report this was Not a manufacturer defect, they were just simply handled incorrectly and the buyer found out in fact they are defective shingles, naturally I would be buying a new roof, insurance companies hate buying new roofs, and if they saw the pictures of the shingles and I wrote what you said in your initial post in a report, I’m sure they would cancel my policy.
Yes, they are two different colors alright.