First egg from our Ideal welsummers. 2nd egg today... [updated pics]

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jossanne, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I posted a pic of this on the first egg thread, but I wanted to show it off more. Our welsummers will be 6 months on September 16, and we got the first egg today. It's darker than my other brown eggs, though not quite terra cotta. But since they're hatchery girls, I'm super excited about the color. Now hopefully we'll start getting as many brown eggs as whites.

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    This pic is a white egg, a BR egg, a BA egg, and the wellie egg.
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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2009
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    Very Colorful! you should be proud!
     
  3. sbarab

    sbarab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!

    Do you know if your Ideal Welsummers came from TX or a hatchery in NM? I purchased 15 wellies from Ideal and they shipped from NM.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Well its not the best colored egg from a Welsummer but enjoy her!
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Quote:Well thanks. LOL It's not as dark as your wellie eggs, I'm sure, but way darker than a lot of people say hatchery wellie eggs are. So I'm thrilled.
     
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  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Quote:You know, that's a good question. I don't remember looking at the shipping addy on the box. Wouldn't it be funny if you got NM wellies in TX, and I got TX wellies in NM?
     
  7. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Cool! [​IMG]
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Since this is her first egg, it will probably even out some. So you might just get some super dark eggs afterall! [​IMG]
     
  9. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a beautiful, perfect egg! Congrats!
     
  10. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Quote:You know, that's a good question. I don't remember looking at the shipping addy on the box. Wouldn't it be funny if you got NM wellies in TX, and I got TX wellies in NM?

    I remembered that DH saved the shipping box, and went and dug it out of the basement. Shipped from zip code 76520, which is Cameron, TX! How funny!
     

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