Blue eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Portia, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My auraucana from hinkjc has started laying! Some pictures, of course.

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    Ms. Duckie...she's very shy [​IMG]

    Her main man, Goldy [​IMG]

    The two of them together [​IMG]


    ....and... little BoneFu and his/her surrogate mother (mama is a SLWxWelsummer mix) [​IMG]
     
  2. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice!!!! ( i am jealous!!!)
     
  3. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She took forever to start laying. I was concerned she was laying out in the woods, but then the sky blue eggs started arriving in the coop!
     
  4. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice. I wish i had some americanas.
     
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  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    That is a VERY nice color blue!!!
     
  6. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! We are very proud of her. Its not easy to make it to adulthood in our free range flock out here...but once there they are usually good to go. Now we're just waiting to see if Bonefu is a pullet or roo & whether or not we need to hatch out some more eggs in the spring
     
  7. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most GORGEOUS eggs, you must be thrilled :-D

    But she isn't an araucana, either an ameraucana or, more likely, an Easter Egger [​IMG]
     
  8. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, she's an araucana, purebred from Hinkjc's flock. She's just not show standard, but her parents were both rumpless and one was double tufted. Araucanas can throw rump or non-rump, tuft or non-tuft to their offspring, so any given hatch will have some with the 'araucana' standard of rumpless/tufted, and some won't. However, she could easily have some of her offspring show up as rumpless & tufted. Crazy genetics on this breed.
     
  9. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Lovely birds and beautiful blue eggs! Man, I want some!
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Adding to the wish list..............Araucana eggs from hinkjc.


    ETA: got so excited, I forgot to say congrats!
     
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