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As with the chicken breed themselves, chickens’ eggs come in different colors and sizes. You get the tiny Bantam sized ones to the Jumbo-sized or Extra-large sized eggs.Top 10 Jumbo and Extra Large Egg Laying Chicken Breeds
As we all want some nice large eggs to make omelettes with we have put together a list of our top ten chicken breeds that lay Jumbo and or Extra-Large sized eggs.
The Different Egg Sizes
When you go to the shop and compare the X-Large eggs to those of the Large eggs you sometimes cannot tell the difference as they are almost the same size.
The difference, however, is not so much in the size as it is in the weight of the egg.
Extra Small (known as PeeWee) – 1.25 oz
Small – 1.50 oz
Medium – 1.75 oz
Large – 2.00 oz
Extra Large – 2.25 oz
Jumbo – 2.50 oz
Our Top 10 umbo and Extra Large Egg layers
The beautiful Barnevelder chicken breed lays between 150 to 200 dark brown Large to Jumbo sized eggs a year.They are calm friendly birds that would compliment any flock. They are, however, quite an active breed so do need a little more room to roam about.Read More
The Chanteceler usually has pure white feathers and will lay up to 200 Large to Extra-large brown eggs a year. They are very beautiful and will grace any coop, but they are quite flighty and skittish chickens. Read More
This breed is quite rare these days but makes a wonderful pet with its calm friendly curious nature. They also lay between 200 to 280 Large to Extra Large brown eggs a year. There are still a few hatcheries or breeders that offer Delaware for sale. Delaware is an excellent breed for your flock. Read More
The Golden Comet is a hybrid breed that makes for an excellent backyard chicken and is also an excellent layer of between 250 to 300 Dark Brown Large to Extra-Large eggs per year. If you are looking to have fresh eggs on your table nearly every day the Golden Comet is the chicken!
The Leghorn is a very popular breed for its egg-laying abilities. It does not have a very nice nature and can be quite standoffish. But if you are looking for Extra-Large to Jumbo sized white eggs. The Leghorn hen lays between 250 to 280 per year. Read More
The Minorca is the biggest of the Mediterranean breeds of chicken. It has beautiful glossy black plumes and a rich red face with white earlobes. It is also the friendliest and easiest to handle of the Mediterranean breeds. The hens usually lay 200 or more Extra-Large white eggs per year.Read More
The Plymouth Rock has been around for generations as a backyard chicken. They will lay 280 or more Large to Extra-Large Brown eggs per year. This breed would benefit any backyard chicken flock and has a wonderful nature to go with its prolific egg laying abilities.Read More
This hybrid is a superstar when it comes to laying Extra-Large to Jumbo sized eggs. They lay between 250 to 300 brown eggs per year. The Red Star Sexlink chickens are a very adaptable breed in that they take to confinement well but can also be excellent free-range chickens.
Rhode Island Red
Rhode Island Reds are not only beautiful ladies with deep rich mahogany red plumes. They are also excellent layers of brown Large to Extra-Large Eggs. The can lay from 250 to 260 eggs per year.Read More
As the Welsummer chicken is synonymous with breakfast as the male graces the Kellogg’s Cornflakes cereal boxes. The hens make their own names by being very good layers of Large to Extra-Large Dark Brown eggs as their contribution to breakfast. These lovely ladies will lay between 200 to 250 eggs per year and are consistent layers all year around.Read More