Carla Kupper, who lives on a farm at Chaplin, Saskatchewan found the size difference in the eggs she picked a bit amusing and shared the photo with the Triangle News.
Carla and her family have about 70 laying hens. Five of them are Leghorns and 20 are a Cornish Cross (similar to Leghorns, but have shorter tail feathers) that lay white eggs and 45 Isa Brown hens that produce brown eggs.
Kupper said, “The Cornish Cross are new to our flock and have only just started laying again (they took some time off when we bought them at Johnstone’s Exotic & Small Animal sale in early May). The white egg is from a Cornish Cross, it’s smaller than even the small brown eggs.”
“The Isa Brown hens started laying just last fall, and already some of their eggs are beyond Jumbo, they don’t even fit in our largest egg cartons!” said Kupper.
Kupper sells eggs to local customers. “At the moment, we get approximately four dozen eggs a day, and can barely keep up with our customers’ demands. When the Cornish Cross start laying at full capacity, we expect to collect nearly 6 dozen eggs a day. We eat what we can, but the majority of the eggs get sold off
the farm,” concluded Kupper.