None of the geese (to date, anyway) have laid a golden egg, but an American Bresse pullet consistently lays a tinted egg that reminds me of a light champagne South Sea pearl. The small egg has a radiance that isn’t fully conveyed by the photos, but I think they hint at it.Continue reading “Haiku: Pearly Pullet Eggs”
Farm Fowl: Omnifarious Olive Eggers
Having raised both purebred and mixed breed poultry, I’ve seen the benefits of genetic diversity, such as heterosis (also known as “hybrid vigor”). When we crossed Easter Eggers that laid blue-green eggs with French Black Copper Marans roosters, we expected that the pullets would eventually lay olive eggs…and they did. And these girls turned out be some of the nicest birds we’ve raised to date.Continue reading “Farm Fowl: Omnifarious Olive Eggers”
Around The Farm: A Pullet Fairy Egg
It’s always a treat to find a pullet’s first egg. A new group of Silverudd’s Blue pullets have begun laying, and they’ve mostly figured out that eggs belong in the nest box. This morning, though, there was another surprise: a fairy pullet egg!Continue reading “Around The Farm: A Pullet Fairy Egg”
Farm Fowl: Laying Like It’s Spring!
The calendar may say that there’s still another week and a half until spring arrives, but the poultry say otherwise: the first goose eggs of the season were in the coop this morning. Along with those enormous beauties, the ducks left five of theirs, and I also collected two early-morning chicken eggs. Hooray for spring’s bounty!Continue reading “Farm Fowl: Laying Like It’s Spring!”