Large Breed that lays White Eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Naamahbengals, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Naamahbengals

    Naamahbengals Chirping

    May 17, 2013
    Hi everyone - what are some good suggestions for a large or extra large sized chicken, that lays white (no brown) eggs? I'd like to add some size to my flock without adding brown egg color genes to my lines. But it seems that all the biggest chickens lay brown eggs!

  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

    Jan 12, 2012
    Dorkings are a good, dual-purpose breed that lay cream colored/white eggs.

    Minorcas are the largest of the Mediterranean breeds (same class as Leghorns) and lay large white eggs, however they have very large combs which are targets to frost bite. Also, the Minorca isn't the meatiest breed because it was bred for egg-laying.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    No white egg layers are especially large or meaty. White egg layers were mostly bred for high production and good feed conversion, which means smaller birds. Mincoras are probably your biggest options.

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