Breed for Big Eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by R@ndy, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. R@ndy

    R@ndy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would be a good breed for on the adverage to get realy Big Brown eggs?
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Jersey Giants.. or Red/Gold Sex-Links..
     
  3. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a black sex link that lays everyday. Her eggs are too big to fit in an egg carton. She is the only one I have so I have no idea if she is a freak or it is normal.
    Pic: hers is on the right mid to upper, pretty easy to tell which it is. For comparison the EE eggs are large and fill an egg carton all the way.

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  4. R@ndy

    R@ndy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, Thank ya much [​IMG] I had ordered 18 red sex link pullets that I pick up May 4th:D
     
  5. R@ndy

    R@ndy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PS:::: Great looking basket of eggs:D
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    My brahma laid very, very large eggs.
     
  7. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our black sex links hens also lay really huge eggs so maybe it is genetics?
     
  8. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    R@ndy :

    PS:::: Great looking basket of eggs:D

    Thanks - we like to have a variety of egg colors, so we have an interesting motley crew (or flock). Up side is we can tell each one apart, no 2 chickens even look remotely alike in our backyard [​IMG]

    Our black sex links hens also lay really huge eggs so maybe it is genetics?

    I bet it is - I know you get them from crossing a RIR roo and a BR hen. Guess you get the best of both, then get it supersized [​IMG] I am not kidding about not being able to get them in a egg carton, I have 1 that has no lid just for her eggs, they are about twice the size of a store bought large egg. She also is a very reliable layer, she lays 7 days a week and only will skip a day maybe once in 3 weeks. She did not slow down at all during the winter, for pure laying ability this is a great bird - she easily beats our white leghorn, both in size and in volume.​
     
  9. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have black sex-links and golden comets. They lay huge brown eggs. I know what you mean about not fitting into a carton.

    My wife bought this clear plastic egg holder that goes into the fridge. These eggs will not even think about sitting down in the egg cup. They just sit on top.

    I take eggs to work and sell them. People can't believe the size of the eggs. Then I pull out a dozen bantam eggs. They get a real kck out of it.

    Muy assistant buys a dozen large brown eggs and a dozen bantam eggs. Her daughter will only eat the bantam eggs because she says they are her size. The parents get the large eggs.

    I wonder if you breed a sexlink hen and sexlink roo, will you still get the quantity and large egg size???

    Darin
     
  10. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if you breed a sexlink hen and sexlink roo, will you still get the quantity and large egg size???

    Not sure, but I am fairly sure that you will lose the sex link trait (at least that's what I read).​
     

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