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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

    May 1, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    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

    eager to see your eggs too...!
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  2. feeding frenzy

    feeding frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2012
    So pretty!
  3. theotherfoote

    theotherfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2012
    Newberg, Oregon
    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

    May 1, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    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

    Aug 29, 2012
    Newberg, Oregon
    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.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  6. Chic_girl

    Chic_girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2011
    Near Columbus OH
    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

    Dec 4, 2012
    london ontario
    post a pic of your ameraucana
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2008
    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!


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

    coffeenutdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2012
    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

    Apr 24, 2010
    South Carolina
    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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