Nora's Awesome Eggs (Pic)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speckledhen, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My blue Ameraucana, Nora, has always been the bluest egg layer in the flock, over all the other Ameraucanas. She had a bad period where every one was soft shelled and broke under her, then she went broody, raised babies, and didn't lay for over six months. When she started back, her eggs were much better, though still on occasion would break in the nest.

    Today, her egg was just so blue and with the best shell quality I've seen from her in ages that I had to take out the camera that was in my pocket and snap a photo of it alongside three others-I had been taking pics of a new coop we're building so had the camera. The pic was taken while skies were overcast so no glare, and with the auto setting on the Nikon L22. I did nothing to the picture except reduce the huge size of it. I wish all my girls' eggs were this blue. The next bluest would be my splash Ameraucana, Snow, who is Nora's half sister, both out of Cree lines, bred for the best egg color. Anyway, I think it's beautiful and I'm happy that Nora's system seems to be back on track now, finally.

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  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So pretty! [​IMG]

    I'm glad that she is laying nice eggs for you again. [​IMG]
     
  3. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty! Yay Nora!
     
  4. mrsbos

    mrsbos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful! I want to see the lovely hen who laid the egg too!
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    How pretty! I have an EE who lays that same color. Guess I got lucky!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Oh, sure, here's Nora:

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  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Wow, what a pretty selection of eggs and the blue is especially lovely and vivid. Nora looks happy, too! She's a beauty.
     
  8. bgelber

    bgelber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pretty egg and a even prettier hen.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks, all. Nora is the only blue Ameraucana I have now since Charlotte died a few days ago and I'm happy that she seems to have her system back up and running smoothly.
     
  10. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful hen and gorgeous egg! I want paint that color.... [​IMG]
     

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