California Gray???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nanawendy, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. New2Peeps

    New2Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard that California Grays are also known as Production Black. They have these on Ideal, and I had a couple. They're known for being the best non-white leghorn layer around. They're basically barred leghorns. Here's a photo of mine:
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  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    On central hatcheries site the male in the front that looks washed out from the flash is what my male looked like
     
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  6. danhonour

    danhonour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been told these California Grays are very light cuckoo in color,good layers and very tame. They are suppose to lay white eggs and have white earlobes. They would be very useful in developing Barred Leghorns,Cuckoo Leghorns ,Crele Leghorns or auto-sex Leghorns.They would also be good to use for increased egg production in Black or Blue Leghorns or Lavender / Isabella Leghorns.
     
  7. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for all the great info. I really appreciate the time and effort [​IMG]
     
  8. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    California Gray or Production Black were a cross of White Leghorns Roosters over Barred Rock Hens.
    They take a California Gray and corss it back over White Leghorn hens to create the California Whites.
     
  9. foxflower

    foxflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is an old post, but thought I'd add some information in case anybody else come looking. I was searching for California Grays and found they are available at Privett Hatchery in New Mexico. I just ordered 25. I'm hoping to help preserve them....we'll see what they are like and if they make the breed cut.
     

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