Animal Info Chickens Oddities and Random Trivia
Some oddities and random trivia about chickens including facts about their egg-laying and combs.
The short-term egg-laying record was set in 1967 by a White Leghorn in Sri Lanka. She laid 17 eggs in six hours. The annual egg-laying record is held by a New Zealand Black Orpington, which laid 361 eggs in 364 days in 1930. A New Jersey White Leghorn laid the world's largest chicken egg (16 oz.) in 1956.
Chickens are the only birds with combs, that erect, red, fleshy growth on top of their heads which resembles a decorative Spanish comb. There are seven distinctive types of combs: rose, strawberry, single, cushion, buttercup, pea, and V-shaped.
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