Favorite white egg layers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Shrader, May 25, 2008.

  1. Shrader

    Shrader Songster

    Apr 7, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm looking to add to my flock.
    I have plenty of brown egg layers.
    I have several potential green-blue egg layers (fingers crossed!)
    Now I'd like some white egg layers.
    I'd love some strong birds that lay extra large white eggs.
    Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. Timmo

    Timmo Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    For lots of extra-large white eggs, the White Leghorn probably can't be beat. I have no personal experience with them, however, so I couldn't say how well they would interact with other breeds in your coop.

    Most of the hatcheries have a white layer web-page with information on the various breeds available. You might look those over and find one or two that suit you. I've done that in the past and found that most of the white layers are either intolerant of cold, poor layers, or both. The exception being the Leghorn, of course.
  3. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Most of my white leghorns lay big tasty eggs!every day without fail!!they do miss a few around 20's degrees or less.but they are strong layers!!they are loud birds.they will be flighty and light on theyre feet.but if you get freindly with them young mine grew up as close pets.

    I love brown leghorns too!!, Mine are smaller than my white leghorns,and lay smaller eggs.but these birds are AWESOME around predators.they hide really well due to thar outdoorsy coloring.They are even quicker on their feet.lol and not quite as freindly as my whites.brown leghorns lay white eggs also.didnt know if you were familur.

    I have 8 white eggs layers ,being all leghorns,and i usually always have 8 white eggs in the nest daily.
  4. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    I like the brown and white leghorns what other breeds lay white eggs?
  5. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Songster

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    Black Minorcas lay large chalky white eggs but they are awfully flighty.

  6. Shrader

    Shrader Songster

    Apr 7, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks for the tips, you guys.
    I'll look into the Leghorns.
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    The only kind I have had are the white leghorns and if you get a show line they are very calm and so soft and fluffy and sweet and egg laying machines

    There is silver gray they are very pretty

    black, red, buff, light brown and dark brown

    I am thinking the buffs are very tame too
    Last edited: May 25, 2008
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I have two of the Ideal 236's - much like a leghorn I believe, also egg laying machines - they're very skinny compared to my other fat fluff ball hens!
  9. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Barred Holland

    friendly white egg layer

    ideal has them
  10. Iceblink

    Iceblink Songster

    I've heard they're not exactly white egg layers, but Dorkings and Salmon Faverolles are supposed to lay eggs that are pretty close to white. I've heard they're both nice chickens.

    There is a member in here who lives in Alaska (sorry, I can't remember her name) who has Dorkings and her website says they lay in the winter if I remember correctly.

    Both of these breed are on my "must have" list, but so far I don't have personal experience with them.

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