Dual Purpose WHITE egglayer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BarredBuff, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just curious is there a dual purpose white egg layer?
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Silver Spangled Hamburgs?

    At least that's what I'm told. I've never owned one.

    I don't know of any white egg laying rooster that could compare with the other heavy, dual purpose breeds.
     
  3. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really dont know, use the breed guide at the homepage of byc or go to ur library and rent out a book called poultry breeds, i have it.
     
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was curious because all of the common dual purpose breeds are brown egglayers......
     
  5. Byrdj

    Byrdj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spangled Hamburgs, or any type of Hamburg are considered an egg laying breed. Since they only weigh 4 lbs. when adult, hardly enough meat to be considered dual purpose. You could try Hollands, La Fleche, or Dorkings. Lamonas would be a good choice but are considered extinct by some.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Barred Holland, but it's hard to get one who really lays the white egg they're supposed to lay. They look similar to BRs, but are slightly smaller birds, though definitely larger than the egglaying breed types.
     
  7. ole red

    ole red Out Of The Brooder

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  8. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We eat all the white egg layers [​IMG] so far they all taste like Chicken! Really the only thing is they are not as meaty as a big bird but so many eat too much meat in a meal anyways.Breeds like the Minorca are actually quite large and pretty meaty. Here is one example..he's not a small bird and quite well breasted.Luckily for him he's not dinner here like many others.They also lay very large eggs-xl to jumbo daily all summer until it gets just down right cold..today!
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  9. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can include the tinted eggs (pale off-white colors) you can add Faverolles and Houdans to the breeds already mentioned. Both were originally bred to be meat birds (in the pre-Cornish-cross era), but are also decent layers.

    Kathleen
     

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