From Coram .......
Thanks Anniebee. It has been down to -3 some mornings in the Valley. The blues cope fine with the weather, he free ranges. He pretty much stays in the backyard and is fully flighted! I am penning him with a pied hen later in the year to breed some pieds and whites. I am in the process of building two large pens. One for the chickens and one for the peafowl. I am getting two brothers to free range, a blue and a pied. Your blue eggs look fantastic!
The blue eggs you refer to are in fact not mine .... I think you are looking at blues from Deej211, or from SilkieChickStar.
No matter, I have one white and coffee coloured arauacana ( Mindy ) .... who has not laid an egg for several months now ( long staggered moulting ) But when she does, they are mostly a lovely blue, a few greenish blue and a couple have been olive green. It is always exciting to pick up a blue egg, and she lays good sized eggs, with huge yolks.
I think many here have hens that are on strike at the moment .... mine all are now, and I have had to purchase 1 dozen eggs in the past couple of weeks. !! I had a few remaining from the last lot laid by Molly ( or Mandy ? ) .... up to about 6 weeks ago. After that it was
I think it would very exciting to breed peafowl .... especially crossing the colours as I believe you are going to do ?? Will be most interested to see the chicks, and ultimately what colours they express.
I'm thinking of getting Aracuanas toward the end of the year. It's a toss up between them or Gold Spangled Hamburgs. How frustrating having to buy eggs!! My flock shut down over summer in response to the terrible heat. Only three are up and running again, although another three will be laying again any day. I am unable to eat the eggs though as I am mid worming cycle.