Bantam egg size

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hooterville, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does anyone have a bantam egg they could show next to a regular RIR or Buff orp? Someone in my flock is starting to lay small eggs and I can't decide if it's just small because they're pullets or if the egg is being laid by my banty cochin. The eggs I've found are about half the size of a regular egg and are light brown. I have buff orps, RIR, Dellies, Welsies, Marans, Cochins and Brahmas. Then I have little Checkers who is a bantam cochin. She's the one that hangs out in the coop the most and they could possibly be her eggs!
    Would love to see comparison pics.

    Thanks!
    Becky
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wish I could help you with this one. My little self-blue banty Cochin, Shadow, my only bantam, hasn't laid her first egg yet. She is 31 weeks old now.
     
  3. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'll go take a pic right now of my silkies compared to BO.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here are some eggs I was getting ready to set. The bantam eggs are from my pyncheon. In the yellow racks, they are with young orp pullet (laying a few weeks now) eggs for comparison.

    Then I laid them on the table with an egg from my BO that is around a year old, with a quarter for comparison. I hope this helps.

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  5. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from bottom to top. Silkie......black sex link.....astralorp. BIG difference. [​IMG]

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  6. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    My bantam cochins and bantam araucanas lay relatively large eggs, compared to my other bantams. Not all bantam eggs are created equal! But if it's a nice round light brown egg, I bet it's your little cochin girl. [​IMG]
     
  7. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I have now had 6 of these little boogers! They are too cute! I did catch one of my Buff orps in the box and shortly later there was an egg so I know she's laid at least 1.

    I have noticed that they are different shades of cream with 1 in particular being a darker, rounder, smaller size. I'm betting that one is from Checkers!

    Who'd have thought eggs could be so exciting!

    Thanks for all the pics!!
     
  8. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    I love eggs. [​IMG] It took me days and days before I could bring myself to eat any of my girls' eggs. They were just too pretty!
     
  9. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    In my coop I have mostly bantams and a sumatra that are laying. I get one jumbo egg and the others are mostly medium-large with a few smaller eggs. I think it depends on the breeding and the age. My phoenix hens lay serama sized eggs and my leghorn bantams lay 'peewee' eggs.
     

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