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Are eggs from Jumbos smaller?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by katiebob, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. katiebob

    katiebob Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,
    I currently have juvenile coturnix that I plan to keep for eggs. I am interested in the Jumbo, though I just read that their eggs are smaller. Do any of you have Jumbos and is it true?
    Thanks
     
  2. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never heard this. I'm anxious to hear from the experts.
     
  3. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I won't say they are smaller, but comparing my A&M eggs with the jumbo, they are almost exactly the same size.

    Bil
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Jumbos traditionally lay the biggest coturnix eggs. In proportion to the hens size they would be considered xl eggs.
     
  5. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you want eggs don't go for jumbos.
    but no they do not lay smaller eggs but are not a lot bigger.

    cheers youri.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My jumbos lay good sized eggs, but my whites' eggs are about the same size. Now the other pharoah-sized birds (my whites are pharoah-sized) do lay eggs that are smaller than the jumbos.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Why do you say that? My jumbos are the only ones still laying, and they never skipped a beat this summer. [​IMG]
     
  8. worldling

    worldling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. If you just want eggs then go with the little browns (pharoah). Larger eggs are nice, but the higher food cost ratio for jumbos isn't worth the size difference in eggs. Meat is a different story.

    If you think you want both eggs and meat, then go with jumbos, or both. Just my suggestion. [​IMG]
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have 12 jumbos in a cage together. They have a long chick feeder for their food. If I fed them every day (which I do not), it would be the equivalent to 1 & 1/3 frosting cups-full [​IMG]

    My pharoah-sized birds get a frosting cup every 3 days...and that's for no more than 6 birds per cage on the pharoahs [​IMG]
     
  10. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. If you just want eggs then go with the little browns (pharoah). Larger eggs are nice, but the higher food cost ratio for jumbos isn't worth the size difference in eggs. Meat is a different story.

    If you think you want both eggs and meat, then go with jumbos, or both. Just my suggestion. [​IMG]

    thats what i mean.

    cheers youri.
     

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