Finally – a buddy for Luther……sigh. Luther is no longer the smallest bird in our flock of insanity. Yesterday’s surprise was finding this little one in the incubator. The two eggs in our final stage incubator had been still for way longer than I had anticipated – never a good sign – and I had given up hope that they would hatch.
I went into the incubation room (also used for things like laundry – when I get around to it) to check the humidity level – and was surprised that the two eggs had been moved completely across the floor of the incubator. Being the only one home, I was mystified. Both shells appeared to be totally intact. How did they get there? And then I saw it – a big brown eye – staring up at me from a little yellow face – Buddy was born!
The hatch was so perfect, that the shell was left intact – very unusual. This is a very strong and efficient bird – no mess – no drama….just down to business. What a bird! It is evident, that of all our Toms, Ferdinand – our Spanish Black – is the father of all turkeys so far. These should be a fantastic cross.
Time will give this little one it’s name, but for now, Luther has a buddy!