finally...a colorful basket! please post yours too! i want more inspiration!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by soler, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so excited... my BCM just started laying, so i have every color i wanted ... (missing my nicely speckled welsummer and pretty dark cuckoo marans eggs in this shot though!).

    as a side note, that top right greenish speckled egg is from a "true pure bred blue ameraucana" from my pet chicken [​IMG]... pretty sure the eggs are not supposed to be green for ameraucanas... though she does look like a real specimen. oh well. I actually love that egg!

    i have japanese bantam, silkie, campine, blue andalusion, BCM, barnevelder, red comet, lavender orpington, silver laced wyandotte, EE standard and bantam in this photo
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    eager to see your eggs too...!
     
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  2. feeding frenzy

    feeding frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So pretty!
     
  3. theotherfoote

    theotherfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous! I'll just have a brown variety egg basket (Buff Orpington, RIR, Australorp, and Cuckoo Marans - only the BO is laying right now), so I'll just live vicariously through this thread. [​IMG]
     
  4. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, i was very pleasantly surprised by the brown shade of my cuckoo marans, it is a nice rich brown, it will give you a nice contrast vs the orpingtons! But come on... you need an easter egger in there!
     
  5. theotherfoote

    theotherfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really wanted one when we got our chicks from our local Wilco, but someone had reserved the whole lot of them.[​IMG] We have very limited space, and although we can have up to 6 chickens, our yard is more suited for 4. I plan to get some on the next go 'round, though!

    And I can't wait to see what the Marans will lay! My flock is just over 21 weeks, and she'll probably be the last to lay.
     
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  6. Chic_girl

    Chic_girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a beautiful collection! You must be very proud of your ladies! [​IMG]
    I would love to have some Americanas or EEs, just to have some pretty blue/green eggs... I do have 'future flock plans' to get a small flock of white-, brown-, chocolate- and colored- egg layers for some rainbow eggs!
     
  7. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    post a pic of your ameraucana
     
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like your "Ameraucana"--isn't. But since you got it from MPC, I'm not surprised. I don't think there are any hatcheries that really sell Ameraucanas. Meyer hatchery has actually stopped calling theirs Ameraucanas and started calling them Easter Eggers, so good for them. I saw several catalogs this year that had "Not for 4-H" or "Not for Showing" next to the descriptions of their "Ameraucanas/Araucanas," so it's clear they know they're not selling the real thing. OTOH, that is a WONDERFUL egg!


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    I really need some Marans. grumble grumble grumble
     
  9. coffeenutdesign

    coffeenutdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, who laid the blue one on the top row, second from the left? It's gorgeous!

    That is going to be a beautiful egg basket! :)
     
  10. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have blue eggs in the incubator right now (pure White Ameraucana) so I will hopefully be able to add blue eggs to my basket this summer.

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