I decided to take a photograph of today’s eggs, just because they look so pretty. The Marans pullets, which I hatched out last year, have begun to lay and I am now getting a lot of eggs each day. When I say I hatched them out I mean that the incubator did! 🙂
The very dark brown ones in the photo are the Marans girl’s eggs. The blue ones area from my Araucana hens. I am really keen to get even more colours of egg.
I have my Araucana cockerel in with my Marans girls and I am hoping to hatch out some of their eggs this year. Any of the resulting chicks that are female should lay an olive coloured egg – the blue egg layer crossed with the brown gives olive. I just hope that my luck is better with this year’s hatching, last year resulted in more cockerels than pullets.
The other colour that I don’t have is white so I am hoping to buy a white egg layer of some sort this year. There are actually only two colours of egg shell, white and blue. The brown and tinted eggs are the result of a coating that is laid down over the egg shell during its transit through the hen’s oviduct.