I love pullet eggs.
Isn't this the sweetest little egg? This little blue gem is from Baby Barnee, one of Floppy's five from last August.
Floppy set a beautiful nest at the end of last summer. When she went broody we put several other eggs under her. One was a rare blue egg from one of our oldest hens, Barnee. We got Barnee as part of our initial five chickens. We think she is at least 8 years old...which is pretty old for a hen. She was lame when we got her but she gets around pretty good. And every once in a while she lays an egg.
The resulting pullet (a young hen under a year old) is Baby Barnee - and she is the spitting image of her momma. She has tuffed ears, a plump body shape, and has lovely dark brown plumage. We're thrilled that she lays blue eggs also.
Thanks Baby Barnee, this is the sweetest thing I've seen all day.