Lemon cuckoo orpingtons versus white leghorns

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bobbieschicks, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    So what makes the Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons eggs on eBay go for such a high amount when the White Leghorn eggs are bargain basement priced? Should I be looking to get those orps next time? Do they lay better then other birds or is it just the color is hot right now? We have the chickens for layers, not eye candy. But if they suit the purpose I'd consider.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011
  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    There only a handful of Lemon Cuckoo Orps in the US, while there are untold millions of white Leghorns. It's simple supply and demand. One is a collector bird, and the other is more likely than not, an egg production bird.

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