Saturday, December 14, 2013

I Will Eat Green Eggs and Ham!




Do you like green eggs and ham?  We are excited here at Hibiscus House with our new hen that is laying these colorful eggs.  Join us to see how that came about.











What do you get when you cross an Americauna Hen



which lays this color egg



with a Wheaten Marans Rooster



breed that lays this color egg?



You get a pretty chicken


Standing in the front see the tufted feathers on the side of the head? Those are like her mother Cotton Candy, the Americauna standing behind her in this picture.  She has the feathered feet and  white legs like her father the Wheaten Marans have instead of her mother's black legs with no feathers.


 Here she is "Mandy"


You hope you will get a green egg.  I sure did hope for that.  I am not a chicken breeder that is for
sure, but hoped for a green egg with that mix.


Here it is a green egg! I was so excited to see this in the hen house the other day!



It is the first small egg that she has laid and it is cold weather here.  I don't light the houses so they can rest from their Spring and Summer non-stop laying.  Some people do this so that they will lay year round but I let them rest.  Every egg we get this time of year is precious and this one especially was. I am tickled to death it is green...be it olive drab...like it just the same!

I do so like them, green eggs and ham!
Thank you
Thank you
Sam I Am




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9 comments:

  1. Love your green egg. I've gotten shades of blue but never such a pretty green. We don't have Wheaten Marans but we do like the cross breeding of Araucanas and Buffs. They are nice and gentle.

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    1. Aww Thanks Kathy! I'll bet that breed is nice and gentle. I have always wanted some Buffs, need to get some.

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  2. Your birds are beautiful. That;s the first green egg I have seen.

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    1. Hey Michelle!
      Thank you! They are pretty spoiled birds. I know yours are too. I was tickled to death to see that egg color!..That was a mighty pretty quilt you made girl. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Season!

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  3. I didn't know chickens laid green eggs. I've seen green eggs from loons though! Wendy x

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    1. Hello! Yes they do..I was so excited to see this green egg. They have layed everyday since then. The mother hen lays that pretty blue egg and they are my favorite but the green is something different. I'd love to see a loons' egg. Good to hear from you Wendy!

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  4. Oh, those are BEAUTIFUL! I've got my order in for some Olive Egger chicks this spring. I can't wait!

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    1. Thank you! I was pretty thrilled when they came out that blue. Can't wait to see yours on the blog.

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  5. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Merry Christmas!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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