Which Chicken Breed lays the smallest eggs?

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  1. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Hi Friends,

    i remember when i was really little, some relatives of mine had »Dwarf Chicken«. - Some bantam breed i guess. All i remember is that i really, really enjoyed to eat their little, white eggs, they looked like ping-pong balls and were mostly yolk. My uncle told me that those chickens would lay the smallest eggs of all chicken breeds. Another thing i remember was that the birds were stunningly beautiful.
    Any idea what breed that might has been?
    Thank you very much in advance for your help.
     
  2. MillersFarm

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    Seramas are the worlds smallest breed of chicken.. So being the smallest chicken in the world i'd think it's pretty safe to say they lay the smallest eggs.. download.jpg
    (not my pic btw ;))
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Back when you were really little, I don't think that Seramas were very common. :lau

    Might they have been golden or silver Sebrights ?
     
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    My seramas are very friendly birds.. Absolutely love their colors and plumage~ IMG_9845 (2).JPG IMG_9813.JPG IMG_5590.JPG IMG_5710.JPG IMG_5695.JPG IMG_5746.JPG
     
  5. Ribh

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    Beautiful birds!
     
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    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    Very true, But the OP did ask what breed lay the smallest eggs.. My grandparents loved their old English game bantams.. Loved their roosters, Thought they were the prettiest things i've ever seen. They never had anything else. Sebrights is a very common breed as well..
     
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    Thank you very much for the quick answer, the eggs in the picture do have the right size, but i remember them as white - i can be wrong however. What rules out the Serama is the fact that this breed was created 50 years ago in Malaysia (Wikipedia), my memories are from 50 years back in Germany. I doubt that there were any Seramas around in Germany at that time.
    Another thing i remembered was that the roosters looked almost the same as the hens and that there was a lot of orange in the birds…
     
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    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Yes, the golden Seabrights look very familiar. Do they lay small white eggs?
     
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    That is quite a while ago.. Perhaps old english then? They can come in different varieties but white is one of them.. Did they look like this at all? (without dubbed combs, Assuming the ones you saw didn't have dubbed combs..) WhOEGBs.JPEG
     
  10. sourland

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    Yes he did, and yes you did. :idunno
     

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