Ancona-egg size???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I was looking up Ancona. MPC says they lay large eggs, hendersons chart says small and feathersite link says "good size" . Anyone have some that lay? What size ARE the eggs? [​IMG]
    Krista
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I know what you mean; depending on the source you read, Ancona eggs are either small or extra large. [​IMG]

    Our Ancona hen's eggs were large. Her first pullet egg (the only one I ever measured) was 4 7/8" dia; 2 1/8" ht; 1 5/8" w.
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    My one ancona laid nice large eggs. She was an MMH bird.
     
  4. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would the concensus be that they lay fairly large eggs then? I'm interested in some anconas as well.
     
  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    We love our Ancona she is so sweet and is not distrusting like the description I read shows them to be...But she can fly well, goes wherever she pleases...Flies out to freerange and flies from pen to pen...she is also very alert and doesn't take much off of any of the other ladies. We don't know if the medium eggs we are finding are the Silkies or the Anconas(they are just starting to lay), but I'm leaning more towards Ancona because we get them about 4 days a week. I expect the eggs to get larger over time.
     
  6. A Carolina Chick

    A Carolina Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Ancona...Miss Diva is Queen Bee in our hen house. We have roosters, but she is in charge! She protects the flock and tells them when to come home to roost. She is also the smallest of the chicken's we have (they are all large breeds).
     
  7. Curlita

    Curlita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't particularly want an Ancona, but now that I have one, she's my favorite. She is the boldest and most curious of my chickens, although the hardest to handle. She's smart and more independent than the other chickens, too.
     
  8. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya my Ancona is the same, even though she's not quite my favorite. The reason we got her is because we were taking a Ameraucana chick home and then we saw the Ancona chicks, and they were SO CUTE, so we just had to get one. :)
     

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