As you well know, gentle reader, Marilyn and Mae are our first Easter Eggers, and they are just now at Point of Lay. Mae laid our first ever blue egg on New Year’s Day. I know it was Mae; I saw her in the nest. Mae. With the blue egg. In The Annex.
I waited another four days to get a second blue egg, yesterday afternoon, in The Hideaway. Okay, I thought, she’s trying out another nest. It takes a while for a girl to pick a favourite. It is a woman’s prerogative, after all. This second egg was the precisely same shape and colour as the first, just slightly larger. There was no doubt in my mind that it was Mae’s, although I did not see her actually nesting in The Hideaway.
I just found another blue egg in The Annex, fewer than 20 hours later, identical in colour, shape and size. Mae’s, right? Even though it was laid so soon after the last one? I was under the impression that it was relatively simple to tell the eggs of Easter Eggers apart, as they each had their own unique shade.
What do you think, Easter Egger chickeneers? Did Mae lay with prodigiously frequency? Or has Marilyn started laying eggs identical to her sisters’?