Second first egg! Second first egg?

First off, apologies for the prolonged radio silence. It’s been hard to write lately and I’m not sure why. I’m sure the advent of the school year will help. Truly, it is the most wonderful time of the year. Thank you, Staples.

The big news is that I might have had a 2.0 egg. I returned home from errands yesterday and went straight to the nests to collect eggs, as is my wont. Maisie was nesting in The Hideaway; I reached under her and pulled out a) a Buffy, b) a Coraline, and c) a ???

It’s a peewee (not a fart), and a lovely warm brown colour. Not as dark as a Marans, but definitely as dark as an Hermione. I stared at it for the longest time. I haven’t been expecting a 2.0 egg for at least a week…

It’s possible it’s an Haley, but it would have to be an highly-aberrant Haley. It’s too small, too dark, and too round. Timing and place were wrong for Hermione, and no other 1.0 lays a brown egg that dark.

I waited to see if Haley would lay yesterday to make it a surety, but she’s been off and on these days. So…I guess I keep an eye on The Hideaway and try to catch the layer in the act.

What say you, chickeneers? Could one of my Australorps be laying? Do they lay a deep brown egg?

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