- Apr 15, 2020
Congrats on your blue egg! I’ve been working on a 100% line, and so far I have a generation that all hens hatched layed blue, so I have been hoping the Roos from that batch are homozygous for celadon. So far I have 6 laying from their first chicks, and all 6 lay blue, and I had sold some eggs to someone who keeps in touch, and she had like 36 chicks and the hens are all laying, and are all blue layers. I have 2 batches in the grow out, and I got 4 blue eggs from there on Sunday, but honestly I don’t check it too strenuously, so it could be 1 hen who layed for 4 days before I noticed. I’m feeling this bodes very well for my boys’ genetics.I set up some new breeding pens today. I put the pearl fee hens under a falb fee cock, since I didn't end up with any pearl fee cocks. That breeding will give me pearl fees that are heterozygous for Italian. I'll keep a male of those to put back over the hens.
I put my two adult Egyptian hens in with a lavender cock, to start work on my color project.
I have a white cock and a white hen, and those two will be put together.
I've got a Tibetan tux hen. Can't decide if I want to put her with my Tibetan tux cock, to get Tibetan tux, Tibetan, and white chicks, or if I want to put her with a Tibetan cock to get just Tibetan and Tibetan tux chicks.
Oh, and one of my hens that just started laying gave me this today:
It's a Celadon egg So that's going into the incubator.