Sunday, 11 December 2011

Coming into lay

This year's Gold Duckwing Welsummer pullets have just started to come into lay. It is an event I have been eagerly awaiting, as a few breeders of Gold Duckwing Welsummers have experienced disappointing egg colouring from their birds.

My 1st generation of GDW Welsummers have been exceptional, laying lovely matt terracotta plain or speckled eggs, of a very good size.

It now looks as if the second generation are going to follow suit. With the first egg weighing in at 50g and the promise of
a good colour, I am more than pleased. Within a few weeks colour and size will improve.

The fact the pullet laid her first egg in the nest box is an added bonus.

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