Guess whose pigment gland is loaded up and ready to produce? Our Marans chicken is finally laying again even despite this freezing cold weather we’ve been having the last few weeks (we’ve had below zero temps….BELOW ZERO IN ITALY!!!). Once a year Marans chickens “reload” their pigment gland so that their eggs are again a dark Bordeaux wine colour. Slowly as the year goes on the eggs become lighter and lighter in colour until they are a light tan/ brown.
Our sage green eggs from the Araucana chickens above. Some days they are robin’s egg blue. Other days a misty grey. The bordeaux coloured eggs are from our Marans chickens. Oh, and that amazingly chubby in the photo is now 9 years old and as long and lanky as they come.
Daily findings from the coop. A colourful heap of delicious fresh eggs.