Torpedo eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mysterybirds, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Mysterybirds

    Mysterybirds In the Brooder

    May 6, 2007
    One of my gals is routinely laying long narrow eggs. Really narrow. Yesterday we got one that was so long that we can't put it in an egg box and close the top. It is twice as long as the other eggs (which are a good size) and a distinct torpedo shape (both ends taper, middle is widest point).

    I'm curious as to whether this shape is associated with certain breeds or I just have a mutant loose in the flock.
  2. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Bear Creek, Wi
    Have you cracked one yet?
    The ones I get that are like that are usually double yolkers, which is not exactly normal.
  3. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming!!

    seriously though, you should find a roo that came from a torpedo egg and make a line of torpedo layers. [​IMG]
  4. Mysterybirds

    Mysterybirds In the Brooder

    May 6, 2007
    Just to give you an idea of the size - the egg weighs about 3.25 oz.

    Last I checked there were no emus in there but it was a mixed group of layers we bought...
  5. pattycake

    pattycake Songster

    May 7, 2007
    fingerlakes, ny
    What's the breed? I get some long thin eggs, too, and I think my Jersey Giants are laying them. They wobble around in the egg carton!
  6. Mysterybirds

    Mysterybirds In the Brooder

    May 6, 2007
    I have two JGs, one black and one white. I've been thinking that it might be them as the started laying later than the rest.
  7. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Songster

    Jun 9, 2007
    Central Ohio
    This is funny because I have a torpedo layer, too; every once in a while one of my Dominiques lays the longest, skinniest eggs. They're comical looking! Still taste great, though. [​IMG]

  8. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    I have an Australorp who lays those too ! just her,not the other ones? curious isnt it...........going to have to get custom made cartons soon [​IMG]
  9. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    I have a Speckled Sussex pullet that does that. She's real skittish, so I figured she's just too "uptight" to lay a regular-shaped egg.
  10. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    I had a few of those and then they stopped and became "normal" shape. I actually like it so I can tell who is laying what,

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