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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

    Sep 19, 2010
    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

    shaggy Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Orange, Texas
    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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