|In background, a headless Buffy, Flo and Thelma. Chad, our beautiful Light Brahma and Frodo the Red Silkie|
Of the younger set, Hybrid, the Red Sex Link pullet, has matured quickly into a large hen with a pronounced comb and wattle that would make the Corn Flakes rooster jealous. The Red Sex Link, also called the Red Comet or Red Star, is a breed created by mating a Rhode Island Red with a Plymouth Barred Rock. The resulting chicks which hatch with red on them are females, making the sexing of newborn chicks a lot easier. Hybrid lays brown eggs that are mottled with lighter colored spots. Then she layed this ginormous egg, so large I felt compelled to check her bottom for injury and ask her if she was okay. The egg earned the initials of BAE for "Big Ass Egg". After a day of photo ops and admiration by the rest of the family, I cracked it open to reveal the equivalent of two eggs inside. Fortunately for Hybrid, she lays normal-sized eggs most of the time.
|Normal-sized egg with Hybrid's BAE|
|Turkey Bacon and the Big Egg Revealed|