Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Sep 30, 2014
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.