The hen formally known as Uncle Leland - official news!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by McGoo, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    My little black copper marans, whom I hatched on April 11th, and named Uncle Leland, has made me absolutely wrong and so very proud.

    Here is her very first little tiny egg! Can you tell which one it is amongst the green one and the grape tomatoes?

    I'm glowing with pride [​IMG]

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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    How very cute is that egg????
     
  3. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    Amazingly cute! You should keep it! Blow it out and save it, that is precious!
    Congratulations on her first eggj, and so dark, too [​IMG]
    Tina
     
  4. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Absolutely adorable....I love first eggs!!!
     
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    First eggs will literally make you want to dance! [​IMG]
     
  6. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] It's a beauty!! I LOVE that dark color.... I just may need to get a maran...hmmmm....
     
  7. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoa nelly! That's one dark little egg! How much can I expect to pay to find a pullet that will lay that color? I see fertilized eggs on ebay for $65, 6 or 7 in a bunch, and I find that a bit hard to cough up, given that the hatch rate may be abysmal.
     
  8. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whoa nelly! That's one dark little egg! How much can I expect to pay to find a pullet that will lay that color?

    I think I paid about $30 for 6 eggs, including shipping and a couple extra eggs just in case. Mine came from Bev Davis and she's got a long wait list. But sometimes it makes sense to wait a little bit for the best. I'm hoping for a few more eggs this springtime.​
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congrats! What a beautiful egg! [​IMG]

    Jody
     

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