hey guys, i'm not expecting too many replies on this (if any) but i just wanted to post to say how surprised i am that Lucille (my BJJ) layed her 1st egg at 5 months. in all the research i have done on JG, i was led to believe that they are very slow maturers and not to expect the 1st egg for QUITE awhile....7 - 9 months. so i was not counting on her laying till then. but, she surprised me! this is my 1st time owning one, she loves me and will eat from my hand, but she's still not crazy about me picking her up, but she has settled down quite a bit. i love her coal black feathers and coal black eyes and bright red wattles and comb. she's beautiful. and she's hatchery stock (MPC). i can only imagine how beautiful the non-hatchery-stock are!