Have you heard of Higgledy Harriet Hens? ;)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hipeatall, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. hipeatall

    hipeatall Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    Have you heard of Higgledy Harriet Hens? ;)
    They lay Speckeldy, Freckeldy, Dotted and Dashed eggs!
    Okay... check them out and let me know what you think...
    http://www.speckledeggs.co.uk/# - are those eggs great or what?
     
  2. mikeypalone

    mikeypalone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea,those are neat eggs. I could not find a price for anything on there but the shipping would be unreal,I'm sure
     
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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Neat eggs, those look like either A) selectively bred Cuckoos or B) umm, Cuckoos ?
     
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  4. mikeypalone

    mikeypalone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some kind of marans,but I know very little about marans
     
  5. hipeatall

    hipeatall Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    Illia... from the array of amazing eggs you have for your avatar picture - I think you could whip this egg color up in your sleep!
    It's an beautiful egg colorwheel. :) Amy

     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    [​IMG] And that I can/did. Had a couple girls lay practically cinnamon-chocolate chip cookie eggs. Literally had little bumps where the black splotches were.

    I'm a bit of an egg freak. [​IMG]
     
  7. mikeypalone

    mikeypalone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would you happen to know how dark the eggs are from the blue marans
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Depends on strain. Most are pretty sad, often equaling hatchery Cuckoos, but I have indeed seen some people with some very nice dark laying Blues. So, depends on strain.
     
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    mikeypalone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six pullets out of marans hen x ameracuana rooster and I want to find a rooster to put with them to try and get darker green eggs. I have plenty of time to work on it,just thought I would ask around and find the darker egg rooster. thanks
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Generally any Blue will indeed get you some darker eggs, but darker green? Few of them will be, the rest will be darker but slightly more brown than the previous/current generation's green. But, yes, blues in that case should be fine. Just ask your seller for pics of eggs or actual egg shells to show.
     

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