If a banty roo mates with a heavy breed hen will the eggs be small?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cgjsmith, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twice now we have had an egg that is half the size of the rest of the eggs. It started after I put a banty silky(well his daddy was a silky the momma a barred rockor something like that) I don't know if there is a new hen laying eggs or if the roo makes the eggs small. Heres a picture, you can really tell the difference in person. thanks. [​IMG]

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  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    The hen decides the size of the egg. Either you have a new layer or one of your bantams laid a doozie! [​IMG]
     
  3. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ROFL I noticed one of my black and white one (I think there silver laces but not sure) was getting broody. Hopefully shes laying some eggs but man there tiny!! The female banties are in another coop and I'm dying to see them lay but no show so far. No idea when it will happen they are adults. C
     
  4. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I read somewhere that the first few eggs of a pullet will be on the small size and the older the hen the bigger the eggs will be. My friend Freebie has 5 mille fleur hens that are a year old now and they are great layers, even tho their eggs are on a much smaller size. The bantams started laying the small size as her standard size hens.
     

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