California White

California White hybrids strongly resemble the White Leghorns they were developed from but are slightly larger and have a few black spots on their white feathers. They are laying dynamos, producing about 300 large white eggs a year. California Whites are active birds and one of the best white egg layers for backyard flocks. Adding a few California Whites to a flock of brown egg layers adds color diversity to the egg carton. Like White Leghorns, the chicks have yellow down but have black spots on their heads and feather tips.

Temperament Weight Eggs per Year Egg Size Egg Color Cold Hardy Heat Hardy
Active, Vocal, Alert 4-5 lbs. 300 Large White Yes Yes
Temperament Active, Vocal, Alert
Weight 4-5 lbs.
Eggs per Year 300
Egg Size Large
Egg Color White
Cold Hardy Yes
Heat Hardy Yes