Welsummer egg! PIC

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HenHaven, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess which one is the Welsummer egg! You can't tell from the picture, but the egg is a dark reddish-brown with very, very fine bluish-gray speckles. The speckles are almost indistinguishable, but they are there!

    It's kind of like the colors you see on a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte--but very subtle! My egg customers will be surprised to see those eggs in the carton!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Very pretty eggs. I love the color of the welsummer and marans eggs mixed in a basket.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Very pretty, Lynn! Hey, where are my pics of your new girls?!
     
  4. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they are locked up in the tractor! I guess I could open the door and snap a few pics real quick!
     
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  5. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two new girls aren't lookin' their best! I dusted them with DE today!
     
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They're very pretty-isn't one a mix, did you say? The Welsummers will blend in on my property with all the oak leaves! Easy to hide from predators.
     
  7. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    They do have nice camo. I also like the dark eggs. Where did you get your hens from? I would really like a few more dark egg layers in a diffrent breed. I am also dreaming about getting a pure wheaton amerucana pullet or hen. So I can have white, tan, brown, green, blue and, dark eggs when my pullets finally start laying.

    Thanks,
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  8. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Henry, I got my pullets from a person on the Yahoo group, California Chickens. We met up at the Fresno Show. Lori, (skeeter9) also got two from the same person.

    Lori is going to breed them, so her two girls are from a roo and pullet that produce the darkest eggs of all of her chickens. I wanted eggs that had a little bit of speckling, so mine are from a different roo and pullet.

    They do have great camo colors. Their beautiful golden hackle feathers give them a little extra pizzaz!
     
  9. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look just like my brown leghorn.I know the fence is in the way but here goes.

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  10. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous! I've got two coming from Ideal in April. Hope they're are pretty as yours! (Hens and eggs!) I've got lots of oak leaves too. LOTS!!
     

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