Buff egg layers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by afre96, May 22, 2012.

  1. afre96

    afre96 In the Brooder

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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
     
  2. draye

    draye Crowing

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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.
     
  3. afre96

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    I'd love to have them but I dont think they could survive a tennessee winter
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

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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?
     
  5. afre96

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    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
     
  6. draye

    draye Crowing

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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.
     
  7. afre96

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    Thank you. Im in knoxville and it can get pretty cold for the south
     
  8. draye

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    Quote: Celina was where I lived.
     

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