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Thanks alot.! A friend of mine wanted some and i misunderstood when did the research on Google so i cross B.R. with. White leghorn, and i was getting the yellow baby chicks some with black spots so i was confused. I'm going to focus on my leghorns to improve them since i got them from hatcheries. They 're good layers but i will like to take the best out of them. Thanks for the info so i can pass it on.

 

If you cross a Barred Plymouth Rock and a White Leghorn you will get something like this, which they call a California White. It looks like a White Leghorn with black specks.

 

http://www.idealpoultry.com/item.html

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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

If you cross a Barred Plymouth Rock and a White Leghorn you will get something like this, which they call a California White. It looks like a White Leghorn with black specks.

http://www.idealpoultry.com/item.html
Yes they came out like California white. I already have some.
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Does any one have true  California grey or Calif white eggs available? Thanks.

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Does anyone know of any sources for California Greys in the New England area?

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I've got 10 California Grey chicks arriving from Privett's in May. I'm very excited. My birds free range so I don't want white chickens. I need chickens that have some camouflage. I'm looking forward to adding some white eggs to my egg basket.
post #256 of 257
JUST A REMINDER

it is ordering time - if anyone would like fewer than 25 birds from Privett ask the tractor supply company TSC to ad your birds to one of their regular orders.

also, as far as i understand, strombergs and welp 'drop ship' CG from Privett (dont ask me how that works)

also, those of us on this thread have been educated that Privett is the only legitimate source of true CG from a hatchery.
others using what they say is CG for their california white breeding could be using production black from the 'ideal' hatchery line and that bird is a mystery to me - i dont recall reading a single testimonial on it or a comparison to CG. when i called ideal and ask the difference i was told they where the same by some 'stepford' operator and given ideals shady reputation overall did not look any further into it (ideal claims they created it in 1961). just be aware that there is a barred/cucoo imposter out there that may not have the calmer personality of CG.
also, earlier in this thread i noted that i have seen Privett golden campine and golden sebright in backyard flocks that eclipsed the offerings at a professional poultry show of over 1300 entries - the campine trio won best in show at the local county fair under the eye of a world class judge and the sebrights where picture perfect to my eye, so it is possible that Privett may be an exception to the commercial hatchery rule - offering the untainted CG is certainly nobile considering the value of that bird and its history.

thank you to everyone for continuing this thread...adding to the photo offerings at Feathersite.com (!!!) ...and way way back in this thread someone added CG to the breeds list at backyard chickens which i would not have known how to do and i appreciated that a lot. (add your comments to that list if you have not done so yet)

and KEEP'EM 'APA' FREE AND IN TACT ! thank you professor D.
post #257 of 257
JUST A REMINDER

it is ordering time - if anyone would like fewer than 25 birds from Privett ask the tractor supply company TSC to ad your birds to one of their regular orders.

also, as far as i understand, strombergs and welp 'drop ship' CG from Privett (dont ask me how that works)

also, those of us on this thread have been educated that Privett is the only legitimate source of true CG from a hatchery.
others using what they say is CG for their california white breeding could be using production black from the 'ideal' hatchery line and that bird is a mystery to me - i dont recall reading a single testimonial on it or a comparison to CG. when i called ideal and ask the difference i was told they where the same by some 'stepford' operator and given ideals shady reputation overall did not look any further into it (ideal claims they created it in 1961). just be aware that there is a barred/cucoo imposter out there that may not have the calmer personality of CG.
also, earlier in this thread i noted that i have seen Privett golden campine and golden sebright in backyard flocks that eclipsed the offerings at a professional poultry show of over 1300 entries - the campine trio won best in show at the local county fair under the eye of a world class judge and the sebrights where picture perfect to my eye, so it is possible that Privett may be an exception to the commercial hatchery rule - offering the untainted CG is certainly nobile considering the value of that bird and its history.

thank you to everyone for continuing this thread...adding to the photo offerings at Feathersite.com (!!!) ...and way way back in this thread someone added CG to the breeds list at backyard chickens which i would not have known how to do and i appreciated that a lot. (add your comments to that list if you have not done so yet)

and KEEP'EM 'APA' FREE AND IN TACT ! thank you professor D.
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