Another Whopper Egg Thread... 3.5 ounces

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speckledhen, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My almost two year old Buff Orp Sunny laid this whopper today, according to my cruddy little food scale, it's 3.5 ounces, but next to the jumbo brown egg on the left of the pic, seems larger than that. My DH said, "Is she still alive?!"
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  2. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW [​IMG] Double yolker for certain!
     
  3. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!............. [​IMG] Ok I'm trying to hide the jealous envy I'm experiencing right now
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, guess what, folks? NOT a double yolker! One GIANT yolk...and the kicker is that this one yolk had TWO blastodiscs. I've had some large yolks before but never one with two of the white blastodiscs. This is really a first for me. See? Wild!
    EDITED TO ADD: Nope, THREE blastodiscs! Didn't see the third one till DH pointed it out in the pic.
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  5. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, is she still alive? [​IMG]

    Seriously, what is the blastodiscy thingy? I see the two dots (if fertilized it looks like a bullseys thing). Inquiring minds want to know.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I see three dots....

    If that was any bigger, I'd think it was a goose egg!
     
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  7. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
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    Oh, you are just teasing the rest of us who are (patiently) waiting for eggs out of our girls...

    Cool egg - you don't really appreciate how big until you see it in the hand!
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I was all excited last night about a 1.8 ouncer from one of my EEs!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    DH said he saw three and I admit I missed the third one, but there it is, plain as day! Wow, three of them on one yolk! Wonder what the explanation for this one is?
    The blastodisc is the white dot and this egg is not fertile, but this is one for the records, at least on my place.
     
  10. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOuldn't that mean maternal triplets???? If so, I'd equate it to a triple yolker all wrapped up in one!


    You did give that hen a few extra sunflower seeds ---right?


    Sandra
     

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