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Miss Buffy's eggs, my beautiful and robust buff Orpington gal

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CynthiaM

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Miss Buffy’s egg pictures

Time to show how there can be quite a difference sometimes with certain hens within a breed. I am focusing right now on collecting and hatching one particular buff Orpington hen’s eggs (of course along with other buff Orpington eggs), but I am paying particular attention to this gal. She is a very special girl. She is now a two year old beauty. Her bloodlines are 100% different than my other lines of buff Orpingtons and I would like to have a very high number of her offspring to choose for some nice breeders for the year 2016. I am hoping for some nice specimens to choose from. She is of an American lineage, from a well respected breeder and she has all the right stuff, smiling that big smile. I have watched her lay her eggs and she consistently has identical eggs. Her eggs are very different than my other buff Orpington gals. I attribute this to bloodlines. Now, not to say that her eggs may one day be the same as the other gals’ eggs, but at this point in time, hers are very different. I find with the lines of Orpingtons that I currently have (two separate lines, being bred together), the eggs are very smooth, and quite pointy. I thought maybe the girls were overweight, hence the rather pointy shape of the egg, but upon feeling the gals recently, when performing single mating with the rooster, I don’t think so. Just the way the egg shape is. I call this particular hen, Miss Buffy, as named from the wonderful gal that I got this female from, smiling. Miss Buffy’s eggs are not pointed. Some are rather non-pointy and not easily discernable which is the big end. This could be good, could be bad, I don’t know, but makes it easily identifiable as who is laying what. The eggs Miss Buffy lays also are not smooth. They feel non-smooth to the hand, easily identifiable when one picks up the eggs. I could pick out her eggs with a blindfold, they feel that different. Her eggs are also a very light coloured beige, bordering white. Pretty eggs. She is a very good layer, and lays an egg almost every day. She has not yet had any desire, last year or this year to go broody, so hopefully will get a very good many eggs from this awesome and robust gal. Anyways, just a couple of pictures to show what I am meaning with difference. There is three rows of eggs. Her eggs are the middle row....look closely and you will see what I mean. Have a most wonderful day, CynthiaM.

Miss Buffy’s eggs in the centre row....7 of them



A closer look at Miss Buffy’s eggs



bcboy

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Thanks for posting the pictures. How many eggs in total are you getting a day?

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IzzyD

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That's neat Cybthia, you won't have to mark who's eggs are whos if you incubate some.

CynthiaM

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I have 10 buff orpington hens. There are 6 to seven eggs each day. Need to still ramp it up a bit, smiling. Have a beautiful day, CynthiaM

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