mine were a little over 6 months when they started, got them early dec. last year and they started laying memorial day weekend, I agree with the others that have posted they are laying machines, I have 17 and have gotten an egg out of each of them every day since they started laying
My last batch of cinnamon queens starting laying at 17 weeks. I was kinda shocked but they never missed a beat with their laying. I think they lay as good if not better than leghorns. Eggs are prettier too.