Friday, August 6, 2010

Gotta love a new layer!

A few days ago one of our young girls, Molly, surprised us with a lovely egg!

And then another, and then another :-)

It's a pretty amazing feat at only 18 weeks of age, I'm just thrilled. She was part of my first incubation ever last spring, an experience of sorts to see if I could create an olive egg-layer from a regular brown egg-layer and a rooster that carried the blue/green egg gene.

Judge the result for yourself!

Molly has two sisters from the same hatch,
can't wait for them to start laying too...
Crossing fingers for more lovely olive eggs!

I'll have to post a pic of the different shades of green eggs the girls are laying... One of them is molting right now so no laying for a while, and the other one isn't laying for who-knows-what reason. Old age?

Ah well... It'll happen when it'll happen!

-Technodoll aka Proud Mama Hen


Just Breathe said...

Those eggs are beautiful. I never knew there could be so many colors.

The Chicken Keepers said...

That olive green color egg is just beautiful! You know how you said your hen is not laying and it might be old age... we have hens that are 6 years old and are laying like they were young again! It's GREAT! By the way, what two kinds of chickens did you breed to get that olive green egg color?

Technodoll said...

I crossed a regular "production red" hen with a gorgeous EE roo whom I knew had the blue/green egg gene and voilĂ ! the offspring are absolutely beautiful, too :)

Foothills Poultry said...

I love mix and matching egg colors for my egg customers, though some absolutely will not eat a green egg.

Next year I hope to cross either welsumer girls or some Marans with an Ameraucana Roo. Should make a nice assortment of egg layers for late NEXT fall.


Anke said...

Those eggs are beautiful! I've never seen an egg that color, very pretty!