Hy-Line Layers

General Information

Breed Purpose
Layers. World's most efficient layers.
Extremely rare.
Climate Tolerance
Egg Productivity
The highest in the whole world.
Egg Size
Best. From medium to jumbo, depending on the variety.
Egg Color
Pearl white. Rich Brown. Tinted. Cream.
Breed Temperament
Calm for easy management.
Breed Size
Small to medium.
Hy-Line International is a world leader in poultry layer genetics with a rich history of innovation. Founded in 1936, by Henry A. Wallace, Hy-Line was the first poultry breeding company to apply the principles of hybridization to commercial layer breeding.

Today, it is not only the world's oldest layer genetics company, but it is the industry leader in all facets. Its progressing research program guarantees increased egg production, greater disease resistance, improved egg quality and superior livability.

Hy-Line W-36, W-80 and W-80 plus lay pearl white eggs. They are strains of white leghorns designed for different utility purposes. They are the world's most efficient white leghorns and the world's most prolific layers in general. Hy-Line leghorns have smaller bodies and smaller combs than leghorns of other companies.

Hy-Line Brown and Hy-Line Silver Brown are both brown layers. Hy-Line Brown lays a bit darker and bigger eggs, and actually, she is a red sex link type of chicken. Hy-Line Brown lays the biggest eggs amongst the Hy-Line varieties.

Hy-Line Sonia and Hy-Line Pink are both layers of tinted and cream eggs. Each of them is designed for different utility purposes. They consist of 50% of white leghorns coming from the company's high-octane parent stocks. Hy-Line Pink's shells are a bit darker than those of the Hy-Line Sonia.

In conclusion, I will clearly say that layers of other companies can't hold a candle next to the layers of the hy-line company, when it comes to feed to egg conversion.

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The photo shows some Hy-Line W-80 pullets in a hobby farm!!!
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