Which Bantam has the largest egg?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by terris, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. terris

    terris Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 21, 2010
    This was asked a year ago, did not get a lot of response and the links with pics posted does not work. I am deciding on a standard or bantam flock and would greatly appreciate your professional opinions. Thanks very much!!!
  2. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Salmon Faverolle bantams lay a very nice sized egg.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  3. ()relics

    ()relics horse/dog shrink

    Jan 4, 2009
    This is an unusual question as most/All bantam breeders breed for Small birds and eggs and have done so for quite some time. If you want a bantam sized chicken that lays a bigger egg you may want to use a cross bred bird or possibly the offspring of a bantam X standard trying to capture the bigger egg size while keeping the bird size smaller....I would doubt you will find any true bantam breeders that claim they have Big eggs from their birds....that would essentially tell you the breeder was breeding away from the true standard towards bigger birds/eggs...again I doubt any breeder will admit they are trying to breed bigger bantams.
  4. queenbeezz

    queenbeezz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    I have a cute little D'Uccle hen that lays almost every day. I am astounded that an egg that size can come from such a little body. Her eggs are the size of a small std egg, sort of a pinky brown. My Bantam Cochins lay eggs that look like little ping pong balls.
  5. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a coincidence...I just had a dream last night that my little Belgium D' Anver (I think) laid her first egg......finally! Anybody know WHEN that little twerp is going to start earning her keep? She's at least 7 months old.
  6. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2010
    Bloomingdale, MI
    A while back someone that lived down the road sold me a bantam X isa brown (he didnt say what kind of bantam) and it layed an egg that was the same size as my EE's (large) so maybe you could try a cross similar to that...
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  7. wing it

    wing it Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2009
    long island
    Quote:I have a modern game that does the same. Make you wonder
  8. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Quote:I've never heard of that?

    Bantam Welsummers lay plenty of large eggs compared to other bantams. They really are the classic "barnyard banty."
  9. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

    Feb 27, 2010
    Foothills of NC
    My Bantam Orpingtons lay rather large eggs for bantams. They are a light tan to pale brown in color. Bantam orps I believe are one of the larger "bantam" breeds that I have seen? All I know is that they are awesome birds to have! [​IMG]
  10. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    My Coop
    From the bantams I have, Cochins,Silkies, Rosecombs, Japanese, & Polish, the Polish lay the largest eggs.

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