EASTER-EGGERS arrive in time for CHRISTMAS …
Some of you loyal followers may remember these two. They are my daughter and son-in-laws “ladies” … the chickens that I mistakenly thought were Black Cochins.
I’d put a chicken coop on the back of my house 2 years ago so it was ready and waiting for them when my kids passed through on their way to a reunion in Ft. Lauderdale. They left them in my care until they returned a week later… all of them, including the two dogs, now here in time for Christmas.
And here is a picture of their produce …the “easter eggs.
It was actually the eggs that proved these two were not pure bred Cochins. As Wikipedia explains it: “An Easter Egger is any chicken that possesses the "blue egg" gene, but doesn't fully meet any breed description.” Well, they may not be pure but they sure are prolific … and once the shell is removed you can’t tell one egg from another.
Kind of how I feel about man-kind. A bunch of mixed breeds but pretty much the same deep down when you clear away the skin colors.