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First Welsummer eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RThomas, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. RThomas

    RThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We finally got our first Welsummer eggs yesterday. We got our Welsummer chicks last April, and they both laid their first egg on the same day. Nice to have the dark eggs to go along with all the other colors. The "freckling" adds a nice touch, too.

    We are still waiting for the Barnevelders to lay, but don't expect their eggs to be as dark as the Welsumers'.

    The Welsummer eggs are the dark brown ones in the middle.

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  2. myfivegirls

    myfivegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice eggs! I like eggs that are speckled, too.
    They look to be just a little darker than my Red Sex Link hens from McMurray. I've wanted to try some Welsummers, but other breeds have taken priority.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!
     
  4. champer

    champer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! I just ordered some Welsummer eggs to hatch and am looking forward to their eggs.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats! And no, the barnevelder eggs will not be as dark.
     
  6. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh I'm so envious. My new Welsummer does not lay dark eggs, boo hoo!
     
  7. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice dark eggs, where did you get your Welsummers?
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmmm, might have to fix that for you.................got an incubator?
     
  9. RThomas

    RThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got them from a local breeder who also supplies all of our other chicks. I think he does local pick up only, though.
     
  10. RThomas

    RThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you noticed that it takes the Barnevelders a long time to mature?
     

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