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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carrie Lynn, Apr 13, 2011.
My Jersey Giants lay some REALLY big eggs. I'd say them.
My wheaten Marans lay a very large egg as do my older orp hens.
My Black Stars lay some ginormous torpedos
Right behind them are the Delawares
Which breeds most likely lay "Jumbo" store bought eggs?
Commercial jumbos are laid by Leghorns and Sex links most of the time. There are few commercial flocks that would have any other type breed that I'm aware of.
I'm getting 3-4 70-80 gram eggs a day from my 19 rirs. Mostly get extra large, but Jumbos are showing up more everyday. The girls are exactly 1 yr. old.
They were white, does that mean Leghorn?
Don't know what colors the sexlinks lay.
All I could think was....Ouch! poor chickens!
I don't measure mine but I've collected some bigguns' from my leghorn and my PRs, my girls are just over one year and I'm noticing that their eggs are becoming much more consistent in size and are much larger than any I got last year. so it's hard to say until they get in their "groove"
My Barred Rock gives me eggs which are too big to fit in the jumbo sized egg carton.
I think my largest egg is from my Australorp, but my black sex links, barred rock, and easter eggers all lay large eggs... I'm half tempted to go buy a carton of cheap eggs to get some comparison pics (for fun), but I don't want to eat the store eggs .