Did you know green eggs are almost imporrible to photograph?
I should have put it next to brown and white eggs for contrast lol.
This is the best one I could get.
I have an Easter Egger hen, which is a breed of chicken that lays green eggs (and sometimes blue or pink too)! Easter Eggers are actually mutts, because they are a cross of an Ameraucana or an Araucana crossed with any other brown egg laying breed of chicken like a Rhode Island Red. The Ameraucana and Araucana lay blue eggs, but when their genetics are mixed with the genes of a brown egg layer you get the other fun colors, green and pink. :) For more information on the Ameraucanas check out this website http://www.ameraucana.org/faq.html
Now here are a few more pictures of my green eggs. I tried a bunch of different settings because I couldn't tell if the color was showing up on my camera.... the color really doesn't show up very well at all!! You can see more if you Google green egg. :) I had fun carrying my eggs around the yard and taking pictures though hehe.
They look white here because they were in full sun.
Once again washed out because of the sun, but the flowers in my yard are so pretty! I love spring!
They look a bit more green here. I have them piled up in the crook of my plum tree hehe.
I LOVE this one of Jackal with the eggs. He really should be called Shadow since he's always following me around when I take pictures. He wanted to eat the eggs, but he listens to his "leave it" cue really well, thank goodness. Isn't he adorable?? Okay I know I'm biased hehe.
Here are a couple of pictures of my Easter Egger hen below.
See her beard?
She's so pretty! And she was not happy because my dog was beneath her hehe.
In case pictures of my pretty hen and her pretty green eggs aren't enough I also have a really cool and helpful tip to share with everyone! If you have a bunch of eggs in your fridge and you're not sure how old they are because you forget to rotate them (like me hehe) or someone gives you eggs and you don't know how old they are, here is a really cool way to know if they are good or not. Put them in a bowl of cold water!! If it sinks to the bottom it's still good. If it float it's bad!
Here is a clearer explanation that I found on Google....
"Egg shells may seem pretty solid, but they are in fact slightly porous.
Old eggs float in fresh cold water because of a large air cell that forms as the egg cools after being laid. As the egg ages, air enters the egg and the air cell becomes larger and this acts as a buoyancy aid.
Generally, fresh eggs will lie on the bottom of the bowl of water. Eggs that tilt so that the large end is up are older, and eggs that float are rotten. The tilting is caused by air pockets in the eggs that increase in size over time as fluid evaporates through the porous shell and oxygen and gases filter in. The older an egg gets the more gas builds up inside it. More gas = more floating!
Carefully lower your eggs into fresh cold water (do not use salted water) using a spoon:
If the egg stay at the bottom - it is fresh.If the egg is at an angle on the bottom - it is still fresh and good to eat.If the egg stands on its pointed end at the bottom - it is still safe to eat but best used for baking and making hard-cooked eggs.If the egg float - they're stale and best discarded.
The final test:
To make sure the egg is not spoiled, break it into a clean bowl and check to make sure it doesn't have a bad odor or appearance."
Well that's all for today! I can't wait to see all of your E posts. :)