Dual purpose white egg layers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by claud, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's a nice dual purpose white egg laying breed? Prefer something a bit laid back.
     
  2. paganfish

    paganfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Javas are great if you want a heritage breed. Anconas are nice birds also.
     
  4. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The barred hollands would be my choice, I had a few yrs back, heavy birds that layed big white eggs..
     
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  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Anconas tend to be flighty if you don't handle them a lot and you can only keep one rooster, any more and they will fight. Their eggs are nice though, white and medium to large sized, and they are pretty birds.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I was also going to say Barred Hollands. They are similar to Barred Rocks, although not quite as large a bird. I'd love to have some myself.
     

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