Which Breed Lays The BIGGEST EGG?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mtnhomechick, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I want to add to my flock and I have two breeds in mind.

    Either the Red Sex Link or Black Australorp. Which would I choose for larger regular egg laying?

    Thanks,

    Mary
     
  2. jray

    jray Out Of The Brooder

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    I have both and would gladly trade my Black Aussies for Red or Gold Sex Links. In my experience, the Sex Links eat less and produce more.
     
  3. Renegade

    Renegade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have both. The Australorps lay what I would consider a medium size egg. All of my SL lay an x-lrg egg.

    Donna
     
  4. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BA's lay med to Lg size eggs light in color, my comets & red sex links lay Lg - XL darker in color, my comets have given me XXlg eggs and all of them started laying in Nov.08
    Good Luck
    Jody, Ma
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Dido I have the same opinion.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    My Golden Comet eggs are almost as big as the Double Yolk White Leghorn eggs I have, and bigger than the normal white leghorn eggs, the light brown egg on the end of the right side is a RIR egg.


    From Left to right
    Double Yolker WLH, GC, WLH, RIR

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  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other posts,
     
  8. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    I just sold some eggs to a woman who hatches as a hobby -- she told me some of my eggs were larger than the duck eggs she had. Those were laid by my RSLs. I almost always XL to Super Jumbo from them, and they're still quite productive as they near their 2nd birthday.
     
  9. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    My Black Australorps (3 of them) lay jumbo/XL, they are bigger than my RIR and EE's and Cuckoo Marans by far. But unlike the RIR who lay daily the BA's only lay every other day. They would not be my first choice again.
     
  10. blueskylen

    blueskylen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my BA's lay a large egg, and I am pleased with them, as they are supposed to lay well in the hot summer weather. nice birds too.
     

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