Came home this afternoon after working, and found our first goose egg. It was outside in the pen with the yearling sebastopols. We have two pairs of curly whites from Metzers Hatcheries, they were born in March of 2011. Also we have 3 Saddlebacks form Nikki at Hat Trick Silkies, a smooth male and female, and a curly female. they were born in April, 2011. The whites and the male saddleback have been breeding for a couple of weeks now, and the last couple of days the smooth saddleback girl has been in on the action as well. I cracked the egg open to see if it looked fertile, and I could see a defined ring around the center of the embrio in the yoke. They have made a couple of big nests in the straw in the coop also. Must be the first one just fell out, whoops!!! Our older Emdens that are in a diffrent coop and run have not really shown any intrest in breeding yet. Must be they are not letting the mild winter weather fool them!