who lays the largest egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jnkir7, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Songster

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    anyone know who lays the largest egg,im sure its a sex link but which one, janie
     
  2. doxies1

    doxies1 Chirping

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    I want to know also. I have some plain red buff layers that I bought from a lady up the road who was getting out of the egg buisness. When I brought them to my place they started by laying jumbo and larger for the first two months I had them. Then a month ago one layed a three and seven eights ounce egg! Big as a goose egg. Three hens gave me two to three eggs a day all winter.
     
  3. Rebecky54

    Rebecky54 Songster

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    I think it would be a Bragg's Mountain Buff.

    Becky
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I'm sure any commercialized sex-link would be some large egg layers.

    As for non-commercialized breeds - French Marans and Jersey Giants lay some pretty big eggs. Black Copper Marans, especially from Bev Davis lines, especially lay some BIG ones! And gorgeously colored too [​IMG]


    The occasional hatchery-based Easter Egger can lay a consistent jumbo egg, but the odds of having one who does so aren't too great.
     
  5. hennyannie

    hennyannie Songster

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    I got some pretty large eggs from a pen of RIR and black sex-links. One or the other layed an egg that had an egg in it.
     
  6. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Songster

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    ostrich [​IMG]
     
  7. margitas poultry

    margitas poultry Hatching

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    Red Sex Link , lay the larges egg



    I have : RIR , Ameraucana , Silkies , Golde Polish , Red Sex Link , White Plymount Rock , Black Cooper Marans , Lavender Orpington, Mandarin Ducks, Red Golden Pheasants.
     

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