Egg layers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by animal lover 13, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. animal lover 13

    animal lover 13 In the Brooder

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    What the best egg layers
     

  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    White Leghorns, Red Stars, and other sex links ( though it varies).
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Leghorns, Red Sex Links, Black Sex Links, Plymouth Rocks, and Rhode Island Reds (and "production red" crosses) are probably the best egg layers. Other good layers are Wyandottes, Orpingtons, and Australorps, among others.
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Songster

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    The White Leghorn for white eggs. About 300 eggs a year.

    Or a Leghorn hybrid. http://www.idealpoultry.com/item.html

    Rhode Island Red, or production red, for brown eggs. They will lay more than 250 eggs a year, on average.
    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/productionredpage.html


    There are many hybrids that lay eggs very well.

    Golden Comets for brown eggs. 250-320 eggs per year.
    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/goldencometpage.html

    Cinnamon Queens for brown eggs. 250-320 eggs per year .
    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/cinnamonpage.html
     
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  5. kschnetz

    kschnetz In the Brooder

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    I concur with Bullitt. I always say to people that as long as you are not planning on showing your birds, diversify your flock! Get a few Leghorns, a few Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Rocks... This can be quite enjoyable to see a flock with many types of birds =)
     

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