For those of you who are chick watchers here is an update on one of the new breeds for this year, California Leghorn. It is a cross of a Leghorn, and a California Grey Rooster. I chose this breed because it was suppose to be an egg laying machine and not as flighty/flaky as a standard Leghorn. The California Grey is suppose to bring the calming effect to the cross-breed. She is definitely one of the calmer birds this year. I avoid white chickens because it makes them too much of a target for predators. I had gotten the impression that they would be white who some black/grey splashes. My little chick started out with some dark spots, but as she had feathered in she has lost all spots and become a pure white bird.
Four weeks is too early to be passing judgment on if this is a breed I will repeat or not, but the solid white makes my work to keep her safe is going to be much harder than I traditionally put into watching my flock.