First time we hit a dozen eggs in a day! And it was this beauty! Really need to confirm who is laying this one. It’s been hard to catch them in the act lately with the mother hen growling at everyone including me. Lol
Our first broody. Well, another one started sitting first and then this one bullied her out of the nest enough that it broke her of it, so now this one gets the task of managing the hatchlings. Lol It’s seriously adorable. Expecting to wake up to a couple more still.
Got our first non-blue layer from the backcross to Welsummer. I knew half statistically would not lay blue/green but I actually really love this brown with white bloom. Maybe I will go for a pink egg project, which arguably is much more complex/more guesswork due to the nature of “pink” eggs. I still have no idea at all as to who is laying what out of the 9 at POL.
I never post pics of myself on here but we got our 4-H shirts today and I’m really excited! A fellow homeschool mom and I went through the process to start a new club and we have our first meeting in September! Anybody in Levy County, Florida? We’d love to have you! Message me for our club website.
An example of a wild type pullet (plus a small crest - Cr/cr+) and a hypermelanated wild type pullet (plus a large crest - Cr/Cr). I have another like the one on the right but with barring, so her “hair” isn’t as shocking black. I’m thinking this is one phenotype I will go for (the one on the right).