Friday, 24 April 2015

Don't count

The first batch of eggs for 2015, started on 23 April
Last weekend I had a flurry of egg-buying on Ebay and secured three half-dozens of three different varieties of Common Pheasant. They all arrived safely in the post and I got them into the incubator on Thursday morning. It's very interesting to see the variation in colour of the eggs, and also their size. The bottom row (and first two of the second up, the vendor having generously supplied a seventh) are from an intriguing breed called Knettishall Diamond, very large and brown; the next six (greyish) are white; the three pale eggs are Lady Amherst's, which were to hand, and top row are from melanistic parents. Incubation time is about 25 days.

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