Our Austra Whites are a cross between one of our best Cackle Hatchery® production/bloodlines of Black Australorp rooster and one of our best Cackle Hatchery® production/bloodlines of White Leghorn hens (parent stock). They were first developed in the early 1900’s. This cross produces offspring that are very good layers throughout the year and lay a very light brown to off white egg shell 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 to 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.
We also offer at limited times of the year Austra White Fertile Hatching Eggs