Other common names: California White Sex Link Chicken
The California White Chicken is a sex-linked cross breed white egg laying chicken. It is a cross breed created from a White Leghorn Hen and a Gray California rooster. This breed has not been given recognition by the American Poultry Association.
Varieties (Single Comb:) White with black flecking
Weight: 5.5 - 7 lbs
Personality: California Whites can be nice pets if given the attention, but they tend to be active and noisy.
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Jumbo
What else you should know:
The California white 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.
tolerate handling, white egg, free range, great layers, great egg producers
commercial heating lamps, red combs, large roosters
My Cali White Chickens
I grew up on a chicken farm and so when I moved out on my own I just had to bring a few along :) Right now I own 7 California White chickens. Now my are free range so they are not so skittish. They really dont like extream closures. But great birds otherwise. They produce very well, around 300 eggs a year..
From Pitlover Sep 21 2012 6:26PM
Necessary for Flock Health
Providing adequate space for all flock members is necessary for maintaining flock health. When chickens don't have enough space disease can spread rapidly and the flock can become ill and die. It is recommended to have a minimum of four square feet of space for each chicken in a coop. .
From Mia B 37 days ago
A white chicken is not always pure
California whites, we had 2 large roosters and they get big. Their red combs were large too. They were mean. Aggressive with people and protected the flock well but also didn't like you coming around them. We lost them both because of how they were, in fact. Coyote got one and our dog killed the other trying to capture it in the woods. They both flew the coop and ran into a nearby brushy wooded area and never came out. I guess they were foraging in there, we could hear them crow but they would never come out. We tried to no avail to capture those two and we were never fast enough. They sure had a way with getting around in that brush and woody area.
I know they had a good big of meat on them. They would have made some great meat birds and that is what we were going to do with them, butcher. They did well in the Missouri heat and cold but their combs suffered frost bite bad. Some parts fell off. I am not partial to these birds because they just seemed like they were not a good human/social bird. I will never raise them again. Currently we raise Cinnamon Queens..
From Retsuzen Sep 30 2014 5:53PM