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« on: January 24, 2009, 22:15 »
as lots of new people will be getting their first chickens come spring, and having noticed members asking which breeds lay what eggs.

here's a little seletion of who lays what colour, what size and approx how many in a year.

hope it helps


Brown Egg Layers

Barnvelver       -         170 large Dark brown

Brahma          -          140 medium brown

Cochin          -           110 small brown

Faverolle         -         100 Medium Light brown  

Indian game    -          80 small light brown

Jersey giant   -          180 medium brown

Maran               -       200 Medium Dark brown on pure breeds

Orpington           -       160  large brown

Rhode island red      -  200 large brown

Sussex                  -     180 medium light brown

Welsummer             -   140/160 large brown

Wyandotte            -    200 Medium

White Egg Layers

Appenzeller -150 medium white

Dorking -100/120 Medium  White, tinted if not a pure breed

Leghorn 200 - white

Hamburgh  - 140 small white

Poland - 120 small/medium white

Tinted Egg Layers

Old English game -120 small tinted

Pekin Tinted -120 Medium
 
Silkie -100 small/medium


Blue /Green Egg Layers

Araucana-150 Blue or green large eggs. green for darker birds

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 22:17 »
That's fantastic Babe :D
Thank You :D

Heres the Duck version :lol:

Ducks v’s Eggs


White Egg Layers Bantam Breeds

Call  25-75 (Also possible blue /green)
Minature Creasted 20

White Egg Layers Light Breeds

Abcot Ranger     250
Buff Orpington  150-220
Bali 120-250
Khaki Campbell  250-340
Large Creasted 150
Welsh Harliquin  240-330

White Egg Layers Heavy Breeds

Aylesbury 35-125
Muscovy 50-125
Pekin  125-225
Rouen 35-125
Saxony  190-240
Silver Appleyard 200-270


Blue / Green Layers Light Breeds

Indian Runner 150-300
Magpie 220-290


Blue / Green layers Heavy Breeds

Blue Swedish  100-150


Sarah :)

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 22:59 »
Babe, my favs lay large eggies(second year) and far more than 100 per year. Orpingtons eggs are more medium than large in my experience. :D
Just a note: exhibition strains of "pure breeds" will lay less than their utility counterparts. So an exhibition strain of orpington will lay less  eggs than a utility strain of orpington. :D
Hope that makes sense!

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 11:36 »
thanks for that foxy.  :D

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 14:03 »
Thanks Babes great help :D

Will use it alot

Catii
What came first the chicken or the egg ???

What do you put in the toaster ?

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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 17:21 »
This is great, for both Ducks and Chickens.

I know this would be asking way too much, but what would be great (particularly for newbies like me :)  would be a lickle picture along side the different breeds.  A massive job I know, so maybe a link to a good reference guide for pics of breeds.  

Thanks.

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Foxy

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 19:15 »
If you look at the link below you will all the breeds listed :D

Chicken Breeds

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2009, 19:48 »
This is great.
Many thanks for this link foxy.  
Think I might be creating a wish list :?

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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2009, 21:38 »
if anyone else, like foxy. keeps one of these breeds or another and get more/less or bigger/smaller eggs.

please point it out.

thanky poo  :D

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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2009, 22:01 »
Fantastic list well done girlies.

My Tufty ( white crested duck) lays a very beautiful green/white egg.  That could be just my interpritation of the colour though, and could be classed as white to breeders :roll:

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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2009, 22:07 »
Brill foxy and Co, thanks for this very handy  :wink:
Em  


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Foxy

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2009, 22:29 »
Ooops babe what have you started! :lol:  :lol:
Soon everyone will be getting more chooks from those generous fairies of yours! :lol:

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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2009, 07:44 »
There are some extremely optimistic guesstamets there. There are going to be some very disillusioned poultry keepers if they go by some of these figures. If anyone can point me in the direction of any marans that regularly lay 200 eggs in a laying season, I'd over there like a shot. :)
« Last Edit: January 27, 2009, 07:46 by Bodger »

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Re: chicken Vs egg
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2009, 11:45 »
There are some extremely optimistic guesstamets there. There are going to be some very disillusioned poultry keepers if they go by some of these figures. If anyone can point me in the direction of any marans that regularly lay 200 eggs in a laying season, I'd over there like a shot. :)

 dont blame me, blame the book i borrowed the info from  :wub: :wub: :wub:

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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2009, 16:53 »
ducks really need to be kept on grass, yes? they eat a lot of it i've heard.



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