The Canada Poultry ChronicU hfis the following on this subject: "Eggs tor hatching shuuïd bo clioseu of tho fair average sizo usually luid by the hen they tre frora, any unusually largo or small ■being rejectod. Sorae hens lfty immonsely largo eggs, and otberi smaü ones. A fat hea wiü alwiiys lay small eggs, whieh can only produce small and weakly chickens. Absolute size in eggs is, there, fore, of but little importance. Itound, hort eggs are usually the best to select very long eggs especially if much pointed at the sraall end, almost always breed birds with some awkwardness of carriage. Neither should rough-shelled ggs be chosen ; they usually show some derangeïnent of the orgarts and are often sterile. Smooth Bhelled eggs alone are proper tor hatching. It is a faroo to suppose that the sex of a bird can be dotoriuiued by the ühape of the egg."