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#72756 - 10/11/06 12:25 AM Re: HUGE EGG!!! (pics added!)
Foehn Offline
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Had a look at the Guinness book of records books in our library today, but they don't give any record for poultry eggs specifically. Just the largest egg (ostrich)against the smallest (Hummingbird) Perhaps your big egg is worth getting in touch with Guinness records about.

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#72757 - 10/11/06 06:38 AM Re: HUGE EGG!!! (pics added!)
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
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lol! That would be awesome! Do you know how to contact them?

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#72758 - 10/11/06 11:09 AM Re: HUGE EGG!!! (pics added!)
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FYI:
Found this:


The largest single chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound with a double yolk and double shell

http://www.goodegg.com/trivia.html

Not sure where they got that info though.

Scott

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#72759 - 10/11/06 11:34 AM Re: HUGE EGG!!! (pics added!)
Joachim Dippold Offline
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Registered: 02/28/06
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Good Evening Mikaela,

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Do you know how to contact them?
Hope it helps, it´s from their HP, i think the department will be: “Records Management Team”:
Guinness World Records Limited
184-192 Drummond Street
3rd Floor
London NW1 3HP
United Kingdom

Funny, your pic…
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…reminds me of our first double-yolker, it had exactly the same size (3” equals 7.62cm) like your´s:

(direct link: http://www.krassesrudel.at/forumbilder/slides/bertariesenei1.jpg )

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If you hatch these do they hatch "Siamese twin fowl" ?
I don´t think hatchability will be high with multiple-yolkers. But I have read here at The Coop from positive hatchlings, so it is possible;-) Here´s my guess: Mabye it´s so seldom because the proportions of yolk and egg-white don´t fit? We once weighted a double-yolker and it only had 112 grams. A “normal” egg from the same hen is around 63 grams. This difference (14 grams) makes me think that something is “missing”, see what I mean? But maybe the weight of the shell is the lacking difference? I don´t know, i´m just thinking out loud;-)

Best greetings,

Joachim

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#72760 - 10/11/06 11:38 AM Re: HUGE EGG!!! (pics added!)
Ozark Rose Offline
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Registered: 11/17/05
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I had one week before last that weighed 103g where my normal is 50/53. I was hoping it was a triple yolk, but just a double.

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#72761 - 10/11/06 11:51 AM Re: HUGE EGG!!! (pics added!)
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
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I'm not sure I entirely agree with the website. Not all brown egg-layers have dark colored (red) feathers. Not all white birds lay white eggs. Last time I checked, there were more than 200 breeds. I'm not sure the source is entirely correct. I'm sure alot of the stuff on there is true, but some of the info is a little off. Thanks for the site though! It was interesting. I will have dad weigh it later today to see how much it weighs.

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#72762 - 10/11/06 02:23 PM Re: HUGE EGG!!! (pics added!)
Twin Oaks Farm Offline
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Registered: 03/11/06
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Loc: Louisiana
Wow, Mikaela, good job by your Australorp! Keep that up and you can cut the number of hens you keep in half. laugh
Molly - thanks for the info on the "fairy eggs." We found one of the Ameraucanas inspecting a tiny little khaki-colored egg the other day and were wondering if she could have laid it. Now, I know that it's possible. The mini-egg is about the size of a small pecan.

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#72763 - 10/16/06 02:17 AM Re: HUGE EGG!!! (pics added!)
Foehn Offline
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So, just to brag about my small egg, here's a photo of my first "fairy" egg Foehn

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#72764 - 10/16/06 05:48 AM Re: HUGE EGG!!! (pics added!)
Twin Oaks Farm Offline
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Foehn- we can market them as "bite-size." Now, if we can just get little bitty cartons . . . laugh

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#72765 - 10/16/06 09:36 AM Re: HUGE EGG!!! (pics added!)
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
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How cute! Are bantam eggs around the same size? I've never seen a bantam egg up close? I know...I know...I'm missing out! Hey, does anyone know how much it costs to send a letter outside of the country? I'm lucky if I can figure out how to send snail mail anymore...with the great legacy that is the internet and all..

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