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California White Chicken

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Other common names: California White Sex Link Chicken

The basics:
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.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb:) White with black flecking
Uses: Eggs
Weight: 5.5 - 7 lbs
Personality: California Whites can be nice pets if given the attention, but they tend to be active and noisy.
Broody: Rarely
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


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commercial heating lamps, red combs, large roosters

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