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brewer66

First Egg

Hi Bodger,
Got the first egg today from the Light Sussex I hatched from your eggs.
It was a really good size, not like usual pullet eggs.  
bodger

How are the birds looking ?
brewer66

Very good, excellent markings and feather cover.
I'll post a photo as soon as poss.
bodger

brewer66

Photos as promised,




adirondack-jim

Wonderful birds!
confused

First class looking birds .
bodger

Is that black one the Ancona cross LS ? They're looking good.
brewer66

Yep, thats the cuckoo in the nest.  
brewer66

Yep, thats the cuckoo in the nest.  
bodger

See if you can get a photo of her for me, it would be interesting to see what she's turned out like.  
tai haku

Gorgeous birds!
brewer66

Best I can get upto now,






Digalad

TODAY we had our first duck egg of the year
bodger

I was going to make a post about duck eggs too. After a break of months, we had our first one yesterday and another one today. Going by the size of the egg, I'd say that it was from one of the Welsh Harlequins. My son bought me a trio back in October for my birthday. They were 12 weeks old when I got them.
brewer66

It sounds like mine have done well as they have laid right through.
They are down to 5 or 6 eggs a day this month but that is the worst it's been all winter.
I've got 9 two year old Khaki Campbells, 4 one year olds and 4 ancient Aylesburys.
I'll give them a bit extra grub today as a "thank you".  
brewer66

Spoke too soon, only two eggs today.  
brewer66

Bodger, what do you think of the Ancona x L S ?
bodger

I like her. She's the result  the only accident I've had with these breeds, so its interesting to see how she turned out. Both my Ancona's and LS lay very well as pure breds, so with a bit of hybrid vigour, she could lay even better than the pures. I can see both breeds in her.

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