Originally Posted by akaruby
I'm glad I asked! I haven't decided yet what my next breed will be, but I agree I'll look for some local breeders when I have decided.
Right now I'm looking into speckled Sussex and welsummers. I need more calm, quiet birds that are brown or white egg layers.
There is a breeder in Pompey, south of Syracuse. Her Sussex line has tapered out, but has Welsumers. I've hatched and have one hen of each. Great free Rangers. I've hatched the Welsumers eggs crossed with my GLW roo, great foragers and layers.
I did find someone on Facebook in the Albany area that has BBS and Lav Orps and also Speckled Sussex. She is a member here but doesn't check in. I want to get some of her hatching eggs this spring.
I haven't found a white layer yet that is calm, quiet or will lay through the year.