Bantams egg size comparison?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MarinMama, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    310
    4
    111
    Apr 15, 2011
    Does anyone know the average size if different bantam breeds? We love the bantams because they are more manageable size wise for our kids but would like to avoid bantams with really small eggs.

    From the pics that I have seen: ee, Bo, silkies seem to have decent egg size for bantams. Any other bantam with decent egg size?
     
  2. Elinor's chicks

    Elinor's chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    102
    0
    99
    Sep 26, 2009
    Lexington KY
    Quote:My bantam Brahma lays good sized eggs. I don't have a gauge, but I would say they are medium. She seemed to stop laying pretty early in the Fall though, and only started laying again after the beginning of June.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    12,685
    53
    331
    Jan 11, 2007
    PA
    One of the things that is nice about our "large fowl" araucana is they are a nice smaller sized bird (approx 4-5 lbs) that lay a good sized egg. The only thing is the eggs are blue to blue/green in color. They tend to be our way of avoiding bantams, but still being able to enjoy a different, nice sized and unique breed.
     
  4. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    310
    4
    111
    Apr 15, 2011
    Elinor's chicks :

    Quote:My bantam Brahma lays good sized eggs. I don't have a gauge, but I would say they are medium. She seemed to stop laying pretty early in the Fall though, and only started laying again after the beginning of June.

    I'll look into the brahmas​
     
  5. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    310
    4
    111
    Apr 15, 2011
    Quote:I love blue green eggs...are araucanas flighty? I thought I read that they were...where did you get yours?

    Ps. I love lavender orps and would love to find bantam lav orps.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    12,685
    53
    331
    Jan 11, 2007
    PA
    Araucana can fly well, but they are not flighty (like leghorns). Ours are friendly, good layers and excellent mothers. Of course, I'm speaking of true tufted/rumpless araucana (not easter eggers). We've been raising/breeding ours for 7 years and really enjoy them.

    I don't think there are any bantam lav orps yet, but am not sure if anyone is working on them. The large fowl are even still a work in progress here.
     
  7. Quinn4321

    Quinn4321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2010
    P.A/M.D border, USA
    of my bantams ( I have d'uccles, buff brahma bantams, d'uccle'/ brahma x ) my buff brahma's lay the biggest eggs. They arent quite as steady layers as my d 'uccles but they do lay all year round for me. We have hot humid summers here and pretty cold winters.
     
  8. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    Some of my Ameraucana bantams lay a pretty big egg running medium or small, BUT some of them lay very tiny eggs like my lavenders they are so small and lay such small eggs!
     
  9. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    310
    4
    111
    Apr 15, 2011
    Thanks for all the replies...will look into araucanas, brahmas, and ameraucanas. Have Easter eggers and love them.
     
  10. edgarmongold

    edgarmongold Chillin' With My Peeps

    172
    0
    89
    Apr 16, 2011
    Quote:My New Hampshire bantams lay a 3 oz egg.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by