Went to let the girls out and see if there were any eggs, and there was a blue one. I suspected that the hens I was raising were not purebred Leghorns as advertised but hybrids that would produce blue eggs - not what you buy purebred white Leghorn eggs for, I am most de-chuffed about it. Because I thought they were hybrids I did buy more eggs elsewhere and am raising 4 of these. I love Leghorns and their skittishness and certainly their prettiness, and their HUGE pure white eggs. However I am glad and grateful that she is laying and healthy and will be the envy of her mates, I think she is under 20 weeks!!
A very happy new year to everyone on the forum, may all your eggs be the right colour.
A nice present, all the same - it's great to hear that pullets are coming into lay after the solstice, how do they know things are going to get better? Personally I would welcome any girls that lay blue eggs, I think they're just lovely, especially in a mixed box of various colours. Happy New Year, Val, I hope all is OK - apart from the deviant eggs!