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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by animal lover 13, Aug 18, 2013.
What the best egg layers
White Leghorns, Red Stars, and other sex links ( though it varies).
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.
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.
There are many hybrids that lay eggs very well.
Golden Comets for brown eggs. 250-320 eggs per year.
Cinnamon Queens for brown eggs. 250-320 eggs per year .
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 =)