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Rating of 5.0 (9 reviews)
The Pearl-White Leghorn
2015 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
PEAC Males $2.26 $2.01 $1.97 $1.81 $1.73 $1.60
PEAP Females $3.37 $3.12 $3.07 $2.75 $2.73 $2.67
PEAS Straight Run $2.97 $2.72 $2.70 $2.42 $2.41 $2.36
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: Production
Egg Color: white
Egg Size: extra large
Egg Production: best
Meat Production: better
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Heat Tolerance: best
Cold Tolerance: better
Disposition: poor
Weeks to Maturity: 18
Freerange: good
Skin Color: yellow
Feather Color: white
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: medium
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 6 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 4.5 lbs
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Over 45 years of scientific breeding research have gone into the development of this layer through a blending of special strains of White Leghorns. These pullets weigh about 4 lbs. at maturity, start laying at 4 1/2 to 5 months, and will continue laying 10 to 12 weeks longer than most good layers. Livability and resistance to disease are very high, and the feed to egg conversion ratio is excellent, holding down the cost of egg production. When our local farmers ask us to recommend the pullet that will lay the most eggs of top grade and size, of uniform shape, good shell, and highest interior quality, and do it on the least feed and in smallest amount of space, we suggest the Pearl.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Questions & Answers
I would love to try some Pearls. I am sure they are as good as "billed". I am in a very cold climate (Colorado mountains) and am concerned about comb frost bite. How can that be prevented? How bad is it for the bird? How well does this bird look out for itself (compared to the R.C.?
The white leghorns do have a large comb. You can coat the comb with vaseline to help prevent frostbite. They are active and do well with ranging, but white colored birds tend to attract preditors.
What age do they start laying?
Pearl White Leghorns generally begin laying at 15-18 weeks of age.
What is PEAC and what do the other acronyms stand for?
The PEAC refers to the males. P is for pullet/female, S is for st. run/unsexed, and the C is cockerels/males. So when a customer places their order we know which sex they are wanting.
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