Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mystery Solved!!!

Today was the big day! Chick-Chuck's very first egg appeared outside a nest box this afternoon. (New layers often miss the mark as they're learning the intricacies of laying.) I spied her investigating the boxes yesterday and suspected she was making preparations, so while today's discovery delighted me, it was not a total surprise.

As you see above, CC's egg appears to have a greenish shell with a brown overlay, following perfectly the genetic guidelines! How soon will she lay again? Hard to say, might be tomorrow, might be a couple of days. It takes a while for these things to even out.

And the biggest question -- how does it taste? I'll let you know after breakfast!


Unknown said...

She must be very proud, that is a "real keeper", oh, I guess that defeats the purpose! Enjoy! pb

MaryEllen Schneider said...

How cool is that!? A genetics lesson plus a tasty treat. Lucky you!