And so the pendulum swings…
January 24, 2010 § Leave a comment
It seems that the pendulum of Claire‘s gender has swung back in the female direction over the last week. We’ve had three eggs from her after nearly two months off the lay, during which time we’ve heard her crowing like a rooster on at least half a dozen occasions.
The first egg was on the 12th and was a rather weird glossy brown egg – looked like it had been varnished. We weren’t entirely sure it was her, but there were no other candidates and she has been quite interested in the nest boxes lately. She’s taken to rolling the nest egg out and half way across the floor of the house. (No idea what that’s all about!)
Her three eggs since then (on the 15th, 17th and 20th) were pretty much ‘normal’ Claire eggs – elongated, brown with dark brown speckling. And the size wasn’t bad either (around 60 g). But she still has the opulent comb and wattles of a rooster, so we don’t expect she’s got her sexuality sorted out just yet! (Maybe she never will?)