Saturday, June 28, 2014

Austra Whites

I didn't order chickens this spring but  Sam sold all my big hens and these banties just don't lay much in the winter months so the other day I sent a order off to cackle hatchery for 25 Austria whites pullets . They sent me a letter saying they will arrive July 11. that will be just about right for winter layers this was what I ordered...Austra White Chicken Breed Information: THE  Austra Whites are a cross between Cackle Hatchery® ’s pedigree Black Australorp rooster and Cackle Hatchery® ’s White Leghorn hens (parent stock shown).  They were first developed in the early 1900's. This cross produces offspring that are very good layers throughout the year and lay a large off white/cream color egg.   The Austra White pullet will be white with little black specks in some feathers.  This cross is considered to be a heavier breed and their disposition is calmer than the pure Leghorn chicken breed. There are many benefits raising baby chickens from this cross. These hens will lay a lot of large eggs; have good feed to egg production ratios and good for chickens for backyards. Raising chickens for eggs at home can be fun and relaxing. Free range chicken eggs are great tasting eggs and this hybrid chicken breed has good reflexes for predator avoidance, however, they are white and easily seen. 

2 comments:

Sister--Three said...

They are really pretty!

Donna said...

I'm in love with the Buff Orpingtons. I have two, and one of them is the mother hen to my 13 new chicks. I could sit out there and watch them for hours. The Orphingtons are so gentle and friendly.