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"California White"

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What's the difference between a White Leghorn and a "California White?"  They look the same to me.

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http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/CalGray/BRKCalGray.html
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Oh, and some say that the calif. whites are calmer than leghorns. I don't have personal experience with this though. You can do a search in the bar on this website if you wish too.


Edited by ChickensAreSweet - 1/12/11 at 4:08pm

Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

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Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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I have a California White hen and she is a great little bird!  She doesn't eat much, isn't flighty, and is my best producer.  She will often go months at a time giving me a extra large egg a day without a day off, a big egg for such a small bird.  She is my only white egg layer so it is easy to tell which egg is her's. tongue  I don't have any experience with leghorns but can't speak enough good about the cali white bird.

Wife to a wonderful husband that puts up with me and my animals and mother to two wonderful kids!  I also have 1 horse, 2 cats, 4 dogs, a bunch of chickens, and some ducks.
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Wife to a wonderful husband that puts up with me and my animals and mother to two wonderful kids!  I also have 1 horse, 2 cats, 4 dogs, a bunch of chickens, and some ducks.
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A California White is a California Grey x White Leghorn.  Here's another link with info about them:  https://secuservices.com/ideal/newideal/selectproduct.aspx?qty=1&ID=CWP&Product=353

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Black is another name for California Grey. wink  Ideal pictures them with black spots, but every picture of an actual bird I've seen was solid white or with one or two or three black feathers... roll

I'm considering getting some of these this spring, so anyone who's had them before please pm me and tell me what you thought about them, especially if they're from Ideal. smile

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"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." ~ George Washington

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I have two California Whites that I got from Craigs List at point of lay so i really don't know where they came from.  They are great birds, smallish, very sweet and easy to handle, not flighty at all.  They are the top chickens in my coop and rule the roost.  The Alpha chicken can be a bit noisy with the egg song, but the other one is fairly quiet.  They both lay a nice large egg nearly every day.  I would highly recommend this chicken.  My two are white with a few black spots but not nearly as many as I've seen in pictures.  I think you'll be happy with them.  Here's a picture of mine enjoying some snacks.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/68928_cali_angel.jpg

2 California Whites, 1Yokohama, 2 RIR, 2 Cuckoo Marans, 1 EE, 3 BSL, 2 Light Brown Leghorns, 2 Turkens, 1 minorca or black andalusion (not sure), and 1 little bantam mystery breed
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2 California Whites, 1Yokohama, 2 RIR, 2 Cuckoo Marans, 1 EE, 3 BSL, 2 Light Brown Leghorns, 2 Turkens, 1 minorca or black andalusion (not sure), and 1 little bantam mystery breed
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They lay great eggs, but most of mine had prolapses and didn't lay for awhile.

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So excited, just got my order!


Tracy Christensen
Proud mom to 3 former FFA/4-Hers. Been raising poultry on and off for the last 30 years including heritage and butterball type turkeys. Now I raise a little bit of everything focusing on egg layers and freezer campers. I'm just getting started in some rare breeds and boy are they fun!
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Tracy Christensen
Proud mom to 3 former FFA/4-Hers. Been raising poultry on and off for the last 30 years including heritage and butterball type turkeys. Now I raise a little bit of everything focusing on egg layers and freezer campers. I'm just getting started in some rare breeds and boy are they fun!
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Originally Posted by Cowgirl71 View Post

A California White is a California Grey x White Leghorn.  Here's another link with info about them:  https://secuservices.com/ideal/newideal/selectproduct.aspx?qty=1&ID=CWP&Product=353


Production
Black is another name for California Grey. wink.png  Ideal pictures them with black spots, but every picture of an actual bird I've seen was solid white or with one or two or three black feathers... roll.png


I'm considering getting some of these this spring, so anyone who's had them before please pm me and tell me what you thought about them, especially if they're from Ideal. smile.png

Mine are from ideal, please follow along!
Tracy Christensen
Proud mom to 3 former FFA/4-Hers. Been raising poultry on and off for the last 30 years including heritage and butterball type turkeys. Now I raise a little bit of everything focusing on egg layers and freezer campers. I'm just getting started in some rare breeds and boy are they fun!
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Tracy Christensen
Proud mom to 3 former FFA/4-Hers. Been raising poultry on and off for the last 30 years including heritage and butterball type turkeys. Now I raise a little bit of everything focusing on egg layers and freezer campers. I'm just getting started in some rare breeds and boy are they fun!
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Two week update! Very flighty to change and sudden movement or unexpected sounds but also so sweet at the same time.


Tracy Christensen
Proud mom to 3 former FFA/4-Hers. Been raising poultry on and off for the last 30 years including heritage and butterball type turkeys. Now I raise a little bit of everything focusing on egg layers and freezer campers. I'm just getting started in some rare breeds and boy are they fun!
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Tracy Christensen
Proud mom to 3 former FFA/4-Hers. Been raising poultry on and off for the last 30 years including heritage and butterball type turkeys. Now I raise a little bit of everything focusing on egg layers and freezer campers. I'm just getting started in some rare breeds and boy are they fun!
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