California Gray Chicken

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The basics:
The California Gray Chicken was developed in the U.S. state of California in the 1930s by James Dryden, a professor of poultry science at Oregon Agricultural College, now Oregon State University. The objective of the breed's creator was to produce a dual–purpose chicken that was suitable for meat production and laid large white eggs. Largely because the breed was never recognized for exhibition by the American Poultry Association, California Grays are a rare breed in the 21st century. They were later used to develop the California White, a commercial hybrid.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Barred
Uses: Eggs
Weight: 4.5 - 5.5 lbs
Personality: Active, but will tame with some effort.
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Moderate
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large

What else you should know:
The California Grey like many production fowl, is more prone to suffer from egg binding. To prevent egg binding, make sure your hen is getting enough calcium and exercise. Many hybrid fowl have weaker immune systems, so you may want to consider vaccinations, and keeping your chicks on medicated feed.

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