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First Welsummer eggs

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We finally got our first Welsummer eggs yesterday.  We got our Welsummer chicks last April, and they both laid their first egg on the same day.  Nice to have the dark eggs to go along with all the other colors.  The "freckling" adds a nice touch, too.

 

We are still waiting for the Barnevelders to lay, but don't expect their eggs to be as dark as the Welsumers'.

 

The Welsummer eggs are the dark brown ones in the middle.

 

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post #2 of 15

Nice eggs! I like eggs that are speckled, too.

They look to be just a little darker than my Red Sex Link hens from McMurray. I've wanted to try some Welsummers, but other breeds have taken priority. 

Swedish Flower Hens, Bielefelders, "Catskill Homesteader" breeding project, several bantams, Muscovy ducks, Narragansett turkeys, and 1 "lawn-mower" male rabbit.

All because of ... Morehens Disease, Hatchaholic Syndrome & Chicken Math !

 

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Swedish Flower Hens, Bielefelders, "Catskill Homesteader" breeding project, several bantams, Muscovy ducks, Narragansett turkeys, and 1 "lawn-mower" male rabbit.

All because of ... Morehens Disease, Hatchaholic Syndrome & Chicken Math !

 

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post #3 of 15

Very nice!

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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


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www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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post #4 of 15

Very nice!  I just ordered some Welsummer eggs to hatch and am looking forward to their eggs. 

post #5 of 15

Congrats!  And no, the barnevelder eggs will not be as dark.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074649/the-7th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

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post #6 of 15

Oh I'm so envious. My new Welsummer does not lay dark eggs, boo hoo! 

post #7 of 15

Nice dark eggs, where did you get your Welsummers?

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Originally Posted by devora View Post

Oh I'm so envious. My new Welsummer does not lay dark eggs, boo hoo! 



Hmmm, might have to fix that for you.................got an incubator?

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074649/the-7th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074649/the-7th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

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Nice dark eggs, where did you get your Welsummers?



We got them from a local breeder who also supplies all of our other chicks.  I think he does local pick up only, though. 

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Congrats!  And no, the barnevelder eggs will not be as dark.



Have you noticed that it takes the Barnevelders a long time to mature?

 

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