Buff egg layers

afre96

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I am looking for buff leghorns but the hatcheries that sell them are either sold out or require huge minimum. So i was looking at a Buff minorca, I was wondering if they lay as much as a leghorn or a california white. I was planning on breeding them with a buff rock rooster, I was also wondering if a minorca would survive a tennessee winter with temps around 30F-45F or dubbing their combs
 

draye

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The Minorcas that we had were great layers, large and huge x-large eggs.
As far as I'm concerned they lay as well as the Leghorn and California Whites.
We got ours from Murray McMurray.
 

afre96

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Apr 29, 2012
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The Minorcas that we had were great layers, large and huge x-large eggs.
As far as I'm concerned they lay as well as the Leghorn and California Whites.
We got ours from Murray McMurray.
I'd love to have them but I dont think they could survive a tennessee winter
 

afre96

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Apr 29, 2012
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What about Buff wyandottes, cornish, chanteclers, cochins, or brahmas? Ideal has all of these
Or are you looking for white egg layers?
I was really was wanting to make a buff equivalent to the california white by crossing a buff rock roo x buff leghorn hen then that offspring to a buff leghorn hen. So idealy i was needing a very high producing hen the rivals the leghorn and thats a purebred
 

afre96

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I think they would. I've lived in Tennesse for 3 years, my wife is from there. It isn't that much colder than here in Arkansas.
Thank you. Im in knoxville and it can get pretty cold for the south
 

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