I have been working on a top secret chicken project for almost a year. My F1′s, or first generation chickens were looking good.
Three weeks ago the pullets started laying and I was thrilled with the egg color! I took the first dozen eggs that were laid and put them in the incubator. The girls have laid steadily and reliably ever since and provide the majority of our eating eggs.
Then, each day for the last two days, I got a white egg from my project pullets! What the heck is going on? My knowledge of chicken breed genetics is severely lacking and I am stumped.
Then, as if the white egg wasn’t enough, the first F2, or second generation chick hatched this morning.
I’ll post updates as the rest of the eggs hatch. Until then, I am off to do some research!