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Ancona

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Sep 29, 2021
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White Leghorn

Starting at: $2.76
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Andalusian

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Assorted White Egg Layer

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Brown Leghorn

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California White

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Silver Lakenvelder

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Ancona

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Sep 29, 2021

The Ancona is an old Italian breed that is known for its ability to lay lots of white-shelled eggs. They are a lightweight breed that can have either a single or rose comb. The males develop long flowing tail feathers that make them especially eye-catching. The plumage is black with white-tipped feathers, this is known as mottling. With each molt, birds tend to get whiter. They are active birds, are great foragers, and thanks to their smaller size they eat less than larger breeds. {{br}} Purpose: Egg Layer Production: 240 Medium White Eggs/Year Temperament: Social, Active, Vocal Mature Weight: 4-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally Comb Type: Single Comb

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White Leghorn

Starting at: $2.76
First avail: Sep 29, 2021

Years ago, a small amazingly productive chicken breed was imported from Italy through the port of Livorno. "Leghorn" became the Anglicized word for that port and the breed. Supermarket eggs are almost always laid by White Leghorns or hybrids developed from them. Hens lay about 325 eggs every year while eating less feed than most other breeds. {{br}} Purpose: Egg Layer Production: 325 Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Active, Alert, Athletic, Nervous Mature Weight: 4-5 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

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Andalusian

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The original ancestors of the Andalusian came from Spain, but British poultry fanciers are believed to be the ones to perfect the breed. The Andalusian is most well-known for its striking blue plumage, with ground color being slate blue and each feather being laced with darker blue. Their large red combs, wattles, and white earlobes make a beautiful bird. They have an active disposition and are known to be excellent foragers. The males will develop a large, full tail at maturity along with long flowing saddle and hackle feathers. Like all Mediterranean breeds, they can handle hot temperatures well. This breed hatches black, blue, and splash coloring; there is no guarantee what color you will receive. {{br}} Purpose: Egg Layer Production: 265 Medium White Eggs/Year Temperament: Active, Energetic, Vocal Mature Weight: 4-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

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Assorted White Egg Layer

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The Assorted White Egg Layer assortment is based on availability and will not include meat birds of any kind, or brown egg layers. The breeds may be a mixture of the following: Ancona, Brown Leghorn, Andalusian, California White, White Leghorn, Silver Lakenvelder. {{br}} Purpose: White Egg Layer Production: 240-325 Medium to Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Social, Active, Alert, Vocal Mature Weight: 4-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

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Brown Leghorn

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Brown Leghorns share the productive traits and nervous personality of their white cousins but have slightly larger bodies clothed in one of the most beautiful feather patterns of any white egg laying breed. Always alert, Brown Leghorns are athletic, excitable, noisy, and often better able to avoid predators than slower breeds. {{br}} Purpose: Egg Layer Production: 300 Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Alert, Athletic, Vocal Mature Weight: 4-5 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

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California White

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California White hybrids look almost exactly like the White Leghorns they were developed from but are slightly larger and have a few black spots on their white feathers. California Whites are quiet, calm and one of the best white egg layers for backyard flocks. Adding a few California Whites to a flock of brown egg layers adds color diversity to the egg carton. {{br}} Purpose: Egg Layer Production: 300 Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Active, Vocal, Alert Mature Weight: 4-5 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

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Silver Lakenvelder

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The Lakenvelder is an old German breed that is famous for its unique color pattern. The neck, saddle, and tail feathers of the Lakenvelder are black, while the wings, back, and breast are white. The pattern gives them a belted look similar to Dutch Belted cattle and Hampshire hogs. The sharp contrast of black and white feathers makes them an interesting bird to have and admire. In addition to their unique color, they are also very good egg layers. They are a lightweight active breed that is well adapted to free-ranging. The Lakenvelder is a unique and rare breed that would add interest to any flock, all while producing lots of eggs for the table. {{br}} Purpose: Egg Layer Production: 240 Medium White Eggs/Year Temperament: Active, Energetic Mature Weight: 4-5 lbs. Hardiness: Heat Hardy But Not Cold Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

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