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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by claud, Dec 27, 2007.
What's a nice dual purpose white egg laying breed? Prefer something a bit laid back.
I ordered some (25 straight run) Catalanas which are a dual purpose birds. Here's the link to the pictures. I should be getting them late Jan. Yay!
They lay medium/large white to tinted eggs. (Which means...grayish)
Javas are great if you want a heritage breed. Anconas are nice birds also.
The barred hollands would be my choice, I had a few yrs back, heavy birds that layed big white eggs..
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.
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.