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Australorps - HUGE Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LisaJean, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. LisaJean

    LisaJean Songster

    Hey there! Long time no see. :)

    I have two Black Australorps that are right around six months old, now. The last few days, I have been finding HUGE, I mean HUUUUGE squat, pale beige eggs in the nestbox. They don't look like the eggs my Barred Rocks or Productions Reds lay. Are 'Lorps known for laying ridiculously ginorm eggs? If so, mine have started to lay! A couple of the eggs have been a little misshapen, too, like they were laid by a newbie.

  2. paxicotrader

    paxicotrader In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    We have 10 black australorps and one of them lays huge eggs, just like you are talking about. Sometimes, they even have a double yolk. We call her Big Mama. [​IMG]
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Yep, not that unusual to find Xtra large eggs from Aussies!
  4. Flowers of Abba

    Flowers of Abba Songster

    Mar 7, 2009
    South lake tahoe

    olive green eggs is from our cross hen named "Grace" Her father is an Auracauna roo and / mom is an Australorp hen. The pink eggs is from a EE.

    Can you believe how big this is. I think this is a double yolker, but her DAILY egg is almost the same size!!!!! Great layers and pretty good temperaments. I think I am going to cross an Australorp with a Barnvelder this spring![​IMG]
  5. LisaJean

    LisaJean Songster

    Thanks, everbody! I'm pretty sure now that at least one of the 'Lorps has started to lay, although I haven't caught her in the nest box yet. The new eggs just look so different from the ones I'm used to. They're a much paler brown, almost a grayish color, and huge as I said, and they are much less oblong. One we got the other day was practically a sphere!
  6. gsim

    gsim Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    I have 6 black aussies and they are really sweet tempered and would be so good with little kids, a lot like buff orps but far better for eggs and consistency and even more so in wintertime. Mine lay biggies too and some double yolkers along with some of the buff comets I have. They are so shy that it took longer to make up with them. The least friendly of my 4 breeds are the buff comets, but they rock for egg production. [​IMG]

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