first blue egg from a columbine

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brummie, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. brummie

    brummie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my first blue egg ever from one of my columbines. So happy, as there's only about a 70% chance columbines will even lay blue eggs.

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  2. Bodee

    Bodee Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you post a picture of her her egg makes her look like a pretty bird ?
     
  3. brummie

    brummie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, will do tomorrow, can't take picture yet as it is night here at the moment in UK.

    She basically looks very similar to a legbar. (she's a legbar x RIR if i'm not mistaken.)
     
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool.
     
  5. brummie

    brummie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is her. A non-crested Columbine (they can be crested). 20 weeks old. Quite early fore her to lay, as they are generally estimated to lay at around 24 weeks. My other Columbine (a crested one), same age, has not started laying yet.

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  6. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good how old was yours when it laid its first egg? I am still awaiting my columbine to lay her first egg.
     
  7. brummie

    brummie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she was about 20 or 21 weeks. Laid for about a month and then stopped for about 2 and half months during winter (no molt). Eggs are a lot bigger now and she gives about 5 a week.

    How old is yours?
     
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  8. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. brummie

    brummie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is mine. Columbine = Legbar Cock x RIR hen. Are you from UK, because I think the name "columbine" is only used in the UK for this cross. If your in the UK did you get yours from a place near Burton on Trent by any chance?
     
  10. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I am from the UK . I got my columbine from in Worchester as well as some other hybrids.
     

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