Originally Posted by mscarolynscoop
Well my hatching egg I ordered arrived today and I have to admit I'm disappointed. I should start by saying that they arrived in a timely manner and were all well packaged and included 4 extras, so cudos to them for that. I had ordered their Purely Posh assortment and paid over $200 for 2 dozen eggs. There were 14 differt possible varieties and I received just 4, with two of those (half the order) being varieties of Marans which has me very nervous since they are notoriously difficult to hatch. I also received 4 Creme legbars, which had me excited until I unwrapped them and they are the same green my Easter egger lays, not blue at all. The last variety was Swedish Flower hen, which in happy about, but just wish I had gotten more of a variety. If I knew it would have been so few would have just ordered separate breeds instead of getting a variety assortment, especially at that price. Now Im scrambling to get more eggs locally since this will be my only hatch this year and all those Marans eggs have me thinking it may not be very successful and I was really hoping to get some better cored eggs. If I did it over again I would have ordered separate varieties and not an assortment. Wish me luck!
Hatching update: candled today for lockdown and about half the eggs developed. I started with 28 and 16 made it to lockdown:
9 Swedish Flower hens - 5 developed, 1 blood ring, 3 clear
5 cream legbars - 4 developed, 1 quitter around day 7-10 I'd guess. Two of the developed had fixed side air cells so not sure how that will go.
4 BBS Marans - 2 developed, 2 clears
10 Black copper Marans - 5 developed (I couldn't see much but 5 had air cells), 3 clears, and 2 I couldn't see anything so I set them just incase, but no air cell.
They can start hatching as early as Thursday, hoping it goes well!