Double Yolks and breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by justbugged, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    What breed of chickensÂ’ lay double yolked eggs, or do they all have the potential? I am thinking about getting about 6 to 8 hens again.[​IMG] I know that I prefer large to jumbo eggs for baking. I also want extremely rare breed chickens. It's my little mental illness showing again. We have a Komondor so I have a bit of a history of preferring the less the usual in pets. I also want to protect a breed that needs the help.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've only had one who has layed double yolkers.

    She was a Huge Red Sex link.

    She also crowed.

    She has been re homed.
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all have the potential to lay double yolkers. I've had them in every color of egg.

    No advice on the rare breed, but good luck!
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Yoke: Something you tie an animal to.
    Yolk: Lipid/fatty part of an egg that is used as nutrition for a growing embryo.

    Generally the double-yolk eggs, at least in my flock, are laid by hens that are older. Usually 3 years or older.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Yur just yoking right?
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    You know it! [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

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    only thing i ever had lay them was standard turkens and rir. [​IMG]
     
  9. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
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    It just depends on the hen, but I agree, it's usually the older ones that do it. If you want consistently large eggs, you may want some Jersey Giants. My girls lay some of the largest eggs I've ever seen. They're larger than the jumbo eggs that you buy at the grocery store.
     
  10. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    My bantam leghorn didn't read that book about older birds. She's under a year, and she has laid several HUGE (for a bantam) double yolkers in the last coupla weeks.
     

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