Friday, January 21, 2011
Shedding Some Light
And when we fed the chickens tonight and I collected the eggs, the "girls" had provided their own illustration. At left is Esmerelda's egg; next is the first egg from (I presume) Grace, the other Naked Neck; next is the second egg laid by Mercy; at right is a green one laid by Gypsy. Note the spots of blood on Grace's small, pale egg--her first. Note, also, that Mercy's shiny deep-brown egg is longer and larger than the one she laid yesterday. I would expect this to be more the size of her regular eggs, and I expect that Grace's next ones will be larger. It's very interesting to me, never having seen a Naked Neck egg, that they both seem to be narrower and pointier than the Ameraucana eggs. I guess that's lucky, because now I can tell which ones are Mercy's so I know to give them to Jim and Monique.