Got my first Welsummer egg yesterday! *pic*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fshinggrl, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    I worked very hard this Spring to get some dark eggs. I bought eggs (hatched 3 - 2 roosters and a runt who later died), then a month later a local store got some Welsummer chicks so I did two brooders. Yesterday I was rewarded. They are hatchery Welsummers so I was worried about the color of the eggs. Turns out I had nothing to worry about. I got this 'torpedo' today. The 'mom,' sang her egg song VERY loudly before AND after laying it. So, now I have 1 olive green layer, 1 blue layer, 1 pale cream layer and should be 3 dark brown layers along with my light brown layers.
  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    Jun 3, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    Ahhh - LOVE the dark brown eggs. I got a "welsummer" this past summer. Turned out to be an EE. So I bought a female Welsummer chicks that only 9 weeks old now. Then in September I hatched out 5 welsummer eggs. I'm hoping that out of the five, I'll have at least 3 girls. Hopefully by spring I'll have those pretty dark eggs, too. Congratulations! That's a gorgeous egg!
  3. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice! [​IMG]. [​IMG]. [​IMG]. [​IMG]
  4. Nicki

    Nicki Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2007
    Awesome! I used to have Marans, loved those dark brown eggs!
  5. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    Congratulations! [​IMG]

    I love the little dark specks all over the egg! We have a Black Sex-Link hen that lays a medium brown egg with dark specks all over. [​IMG]
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    That's a really nice first egg. It will probably get a little darker as her ink jets warm up. Congrats!
  7. banks

    banks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations on the nice dark egg!
    What age is your Welsummer?
    I have one that hatched July 6th and I am trying to guess when she may start laying.
  8. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Quote:She hatched probably about mid May.

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