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California White

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AtRendeAcres, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I am Joanne and yes I have an addiction ...

    I just ordered from Ideal 6 California Whites ((& a few others)) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Any way I read they were easy to handle much calmer than the Leghorn!!!

    Does anyone out there have them
    (or the Ideal 236 because it says they can be substituted)
    also what is the mix (the CA is Barred Rock/Leghorn (is that write?)

    What is the temperment & how often do they lay?
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I have two - ordered CA whites and got Ideal 236 I believe.

    Not laying yet, they're too young still. I can't tell the two apart - they have names but I don't know who is who! [​IMG]

    They're pretty calm, don't particularly like being held - my EE's and my Buff O's are easier to hold etc...
  3. LeghornGuy

    LeghornGuy In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2007
    New Orleans
    I have white leghorns, brown leghorns and 236 leghorns. I can tell them apart but they are all hyper.
    They lay every day and my heavy breeds hens (RIR and buff) are calm
    Let me know about the CA-leghorns.
    I ordered two but received the 236.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    cali whites i think are just a strain of leghorn. Mix of leghorn and cali grey I believe. I had one... looked and acted just like a leghorn, bar the few black feathers...
  5. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Bear Creek, Wi
    I have what I have always thought to be Cali Grays. They are flighty, and do not like to be held or even touched.
    I got them when I ordered a white layer package.
    I thought they had meesed up and sent me BRs until they started laying white eggs.
  6. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    LeghornGuy -
    I will let you know on the CA White (being shipped 11/27) I read this at Welphatchery.com about them -

    "California White Chicken - Baby: light yellow with black flecks. Mature: white with black flecking. Very quiet bird, easy to handle and can take the cold very well. Excellent layer for small and medium sized flock. Lays a white egg.
    Weight: 4.5 lbs."

    Ideal says they are black sexlink & Leghorn ((I am thinking the black sexlink makes them calmer)) [​IMG] (hoping anyway)

    I think you might have Exchequer Leghorns (depending on were you got them from) they look barred!
  7. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Bear Creek, Wi
    Quote:They lack the big white ear lobe of a Leghorn though.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2007
  8. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I don't know then [​IMG]

    I have been trying to read up any chickens that lay more and eat less! [​IMG]
    I have found different hatchery use different chickens to make CA Whites or sexlinks!

    because I am trying not to go for straight Leghorn!

    here is a picture on the Cali Grays

    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 16, 2007

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