Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

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Halloween Chocolate.

Posted on | November 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Well, Halloween came and went and all I got was a few fun-size Snickers out of the kids’ treat bag.  Which are not as fun as one would think.  Unless your idea of fun is a nice, hard tease.  The kind of tease that says, “Mmmm, isn’t this fun?  Imagine how much fun a full-size Snickers bar would be? Can you imagine that?  Well, can you?  Hey, there’s your car keys….”

Luckily there was some bonus chocolate.  That’s right, the Copper Maran pullets laid their first eggs on Halloween weekend.  So the nest box was full of chocolate eggs.  Here they are next to Mattie’s, the Buff Laced Polish, white egg.

I know, that’s impressive.  But to really understand how dark the eggs are, you have to see them next to one of  the brown eggs produced by the rest of the brown layers in the flock.

That’s right.  They make the brown egg look almost as white as Mattie’s egg.

Two years ago, we got a Cuckoo Maran.  Until now, her speckled egg, brown dotted with dark chocolate spots, has been the most visually appealing egg that we find in the nest box.  Game over, Cuckoo Maran.

The Copper Marans are a lovely, glossy, black hen.  But they’re not particularly fancy on the outside.

Some of them have a gold ruff that hints that there may be more to them than first appears.

Just goes to show you, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.  ‘Cause these ladies are packing chocolate eggs.

And chocolate eggs for breakfast are as fun as Snickers almost as fun as Snickers pretty fun.


One Response to “Halloween Chocolate.”

  1. Jill
    November 7th, 2014 @ 6:33 am

    fun indeed!

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