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Who determines size of egg? Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Peaches Lee, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Songster

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    So I think we have settled on our breeds of chickens (but not 100%) as being Black Jersey Giants and Golden Laced Wyandottes and Dominiques. We would have the Jersey Giant as a rooster. Now since he will be a giant and the hatchery we will purchase from declares they lay extra-large eggs, would the Wyandottes/Dominiques have a problem laying eggs? Like would they become egg-bound?

    Thank you for all your help!! [​IMG]
     

  2. shaggy

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    the hen will always determine the size of the egg --- fertilized or unfertilized


    wyandottes/dominiques will lay the same size egg that their breed is known for
     

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