Qouting Kelly Klober from page 23 of the May/June 2003 Small Farm Today magazine, “I have long felt the real appeal of the brown egg was its extra large or even jumbo size. We are, after all, selling to a culture that equates a bargin with ‘super sizing’.”
Most breeds require several weeks or even months to pass through the phase of laying tiny “pullet eggs”. Braggs Mountain Buff pullets lay eggs graded as medium to large with the second or third egg. At nine months of age the pullets lay about 30% large, 30% extra large, and 40% jumbo as measured by the standard egg weight scale. As the pullets become older the eggs become even larger so that by 10 months of age the majority of eggs are jumbo.