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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kychic, Nov 14, 2010.
What breed is the best year round brown egg layer?
Isa brown, golden comets, red sexlinks they are the same. They are the brown egg laying champ.
Black Austrolorp holds the record..... 364 eggs in 365 days.
black and red sex links. The black sexlinks have layed an egg almost everyday
Quote:Add Black Star sex link and I'd agree. Hot/cold, wet/dry makes no difference.
My black sex link (Black Star) is almost 6 years old and she takes a 2 day break every 2 weeks. She even lays eggs during molt, only taking 4-5 days off. Edited: You're right woodmort, weather doesnt make a difference.
Wow!! Now I want some sex links!!!!
Quote:I understand all these are good layers but they are not true breeds but are hybred chickens. They were developed as "production layers". If I understand correctly these type chickens produce like mad for a year and are pretty well burned out after that. If you want to raise your own chicks these will not reproduce true to the parents. I am a firm believer that for the backyard or mini-farm small flock grower there are no better brown egg layers than the Black Australorp and the Buff Orpington. They are good year-round layers and very laid-back chickens. When raised from day-old chicks they become tame and great natured pets. We do have other breeds (silver-laced Wyandotte and Welsummers) but if we had to start over it would be Australorp and Orpington and forget the rest.
I guess it all depends on what you want in a flock. Factory-line production machine birds or a flock of layers that give you a lot of pleasure and companionship while producing you plenty of good food for several years.
I know many here will disagree. That's ok...I've go my "flame-proof" skivies on.
Black Austrolorp for sure. I don't have them now but I used to raise them and they are great for production