Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Dots

The Dots are now in full production; this is one day's worth...
24 eggs! As you can imagine, I have to share with friends and family.
This year we chose chicken breeds that were more rare or had lovely feathers and unusual colored eggs.This variety of chicken breeds provide such wonderful color in eggs. Lovely to look at but the same nutrition in each so its really a novelty more than anything.  I love giving away the colorful cartons of fresh eggs. It always makes the recipients happy!

This years Dots are just beautiful as you can see here...
The Dots are fighting over apple cores -
a delicacy.

Most people don't realize the gorgeous
feathers that chickens have. Here in front
left is an Ameracuna (blue or green eggs)
and on the right is a Partridge Rock (brown

A Blue Andalusian (white eggs) shows
off her pretty blue colors
The Blue-red Laced Wyandotte (brown eggs) 
is going after the lettuce leaf. Greens are a
big deal during the cold months when the
foraging is sparse.

The white with black neck feathers on
left is a Colombian Wyandotte. The
Wyandotte breed are hearty and sweet

A Black Giant (L) and Ameracuna (R).

The black  hen on the left with the
feathered feet is a Black Copper Marans
who lays the chocolate brown eggs. The
two Blue-red Laced Wyandottes to the right
are also a fairly rare breed in the US.

This Easter Egger with no rump lays
beautiful blue or green eggs too.

On my way to workout on Friday morning
I had to stop to take this frosty morning
picture of the prairie. I am constantly
caught off guard by it's subtle beauty.

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