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Last year when we ordered chicks, we ordered some Araucana/Ameraucana chicks. They lay colored eggs, and I wanted some. Well, here it is, a year later, and the only hen that survived is now laying eggs. They’re the prettiest shade of light blue.
I tried to take a few pictures this morning to post here, but somehow a little helper of mine kept putting a toy lizard in the pictures. :laugh_tb:
This morning I placed an order for 15 more Araucana/Ameraucana straight run chicks. I would prefer almost all hens, but ordered the mix so that we could have a few roosters too. I just hope that we don’t get all roosters and only 1 or 2 hens! We have an area where we can put the two together for some “purebred” eggs to incubate. . .in our own small efforts to perpetuate the breeds we prefer without having to order more each year. Since these are a cross breed, I’m not 100% sure how it it will work out, but it will be fun trying.
I had to laugh though. Stephen’s love of animals has
corrupted rubbed off on me. I used my play money to order more chickens! We’ll probably place a bigger order later for more birds, but I wanted to order the “fun” birds while I had the extra money. The idea of being able to sell colored eggs by the dozen is nice too. :O)