Dolley, You’re a Woman Now.

We got our first egg from Dolley this morning. It’s pale blue. She laid it in the same nesting box Eleanor uses, then Eleanor promptly hopped in to lay her own egg, so it wasn’t until Eleanor stood up later that we realized there were two eggs in there.

Araucanas (or, as is the case with Dolley and Bess, a sort of mongrel version of Araucanas and Ameraucanas called “Easter Egg” chickens) lay eggs in a range of colors from blue to green to brown to even pink. Each individual bird, however, will lay her own specific color of egg. Blue is the most unusual color to get, so we’re pretty happy to have some blue eggs.

More photos coming soon.