Super-sized Guinea egg

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by beesong, May 11, 2011.

  1. beesong

    beesong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Look what one of my guineas left today -- it's 67 grams, compared to the regular-sized ones at 45 grams. I think I'll add it to my next hatch and see if it hatches a Super Guinea.

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  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a double yolker, they don't normally hatch [​IMG]
     
  3. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's pretty cool, I've never seen a mis-sized guinea egg before.
     
  4. beesong

    beesong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:No, I don't expect that it will. But it will be fun to see if two embryos develop at all. I'll crack it open after it's definitely dead to see if it is a double-yolker. I don't think I've ever had one from my guineas before, just the chickens. (Once I got a triple from the chickens.)
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL you won't believe this but I got an egg that looks almost identical to yours tonight at feeding time. The rest of the Hens laid by 2:30, except I was missing one egg... she must have had a heck of a time squeezing that one out [​IMG] I'll edit this post and add a pic in a little bit. Just tougth it was odd, we are both up here in Nor Cal and we both get similar weird eggs the same day, lol.

    Yours looks longer/narrower, so maybe mine's not a double yolker... either way, I'm thinking the Hen that laid this one had to feel some pain, lol. I'll open it, but I don't think I'm going to set it. I don't want to risk 2 dead keets or 2 messed up keets [​IMG]

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    Last edit... you made me curious as to how much it weighs, 68 grams.
     
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  6. beesong

    beesong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I'll be darned! Maybe the Great Guinea Fairy has been flying through northern Calif. and leaving giant eggs in our nests?
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea, but it's definitely weird, <enter twilight zone music here> lol. This is the first egg I have collected like this for this yr's laying season.
     
  8. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ten-year-old son predicts that it will hatch....

    into a two headed guinea. [​IMG]
     
  9. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Beesong...
    I hard boiled that big Guinea egg! So pretty! (It was yummy too!).

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  10. beesong

    beesong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Wow - that's beautiful! I should have done that with mine. I just opened it and added it to breakfast. (Also a double.)

    I've been wanting to tell you how much I admire how generous you are with your guinea experience here. I always look forward to reading your posts. You mentioned that you have a keet care PDF file available; do you sell copies of it? I'd love to download it.
     

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