Which breeds most likely lay "Jumbo" store bought eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carrie Lynn, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious...
     
  2. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Jersey Giants lay some REALLY big eggs. I'd say them.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My wheaten Marans lay a very large egg as do my older orp hens.
     
  4. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Black Stars lay some ginormous torpedos [​IMG]
    Right behind them are the Delawares [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    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.​
     
  6. rrrmamma

    rrrmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were white, does that mean Leghorn?
    Don't know what colors the sexlinks lay.
    All I could think was....Ouch! poor chickens!
     
  8. phaethona

    phaethona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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"
     
  9. buttergirl12

    buttergirl12 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Barred Rock gives me eggs which are too big to fit in the jumbo sized egg carton.
     
  10. gordonburrito

    gordonburrito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG].
     
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