Originally Posted by Auroradream26
I found someone to take my culls! Now I don't have to raise them out myself. Not that I mind, I just have a bunch of babies to grow out and will be running out of room before long (just hatched about 30 CCL babies). I know that they plan to raise them up and eat them so they will not be contributing to any gene pools
Hola mi amiga! Fancy meeting you here!
Originally Posted by Wynette
Well hang onto the ones you think would be good entries - just pop them in the fridge, and they should last a good 2-3 weeks. Several things are taken into consideration, first and foremost the egg color, of course. Then, uniformity of color among the set of 3 eggs - all 3 eggs should look as similar as possible. We like eggs that are solid color from tip to tip; often times, you get eggs that are super dark on one end, but lighten up toward the other. Those would not make good egg show entries. Bigger is better and a larger, evenly colored egg may get placed above a darker pullet egg, because we know that pullets lay darker anyway. Sheen is important as well. A fresh egg has the best sheen. It's against the rules to "treat" them in any way, so don't rub them with oil or butter or anything like that. And rounded eggs are the preferred shape, although I do not believe shape is judged. I'll have to check on that!
So guess what???? We took FIRST PLACE!
out of 1White Marans egg entry.... lol! I guess not too many people are showing the Whites, when we showed our White Marans at the Northeastern Poultry Congress this January, they were the only ones there.
Originally Posted by kanyonsmarans
my hen isn't laying the darkest of eggs yet :/ but my roo is being aggressive how do I stop it?!?!?!?! thanks in advance!!!!!
Hi Kanyon! And Welcome to BYC I know some people catch up the aggressive roo and carry them around under their arm to 'shame' them or show dominance. I've found that the only way to end the aggression is to cook it out of them.