Central Coast Feather Fanciers, http://www.centralcoastfeatherfanciers.com/,the local poultry club here in California, is holding its fund raising Layer Sale at Templeton Feed Store in Templeton April 5. Club members have raised the chicks into pullets and they are ready to lay, $15 each. Buff Orpingtons, New Hampshires, Ameraucanas and Rhode Island Reds will be available. Orpingtons and New Hampshires and Rhode Island Reds all lay brown eggs. Ameraucanas lay blue eggs,
Club members will also bring surplus stock to sell, which will make exhibition quality standard breeds available. This is an opportunity to acquire exceptional stock at reasonable prices. The funds support the club's annual show, October 4 at the MidState Fairgrounds in Paso Robles. CCFF will purchase its own cages for this year's show.
This photo of a Dorking laying hen was taken at Plimoth Plantation, http://www.plimoth.org/, in Massachusetts. She is a Red Dorking, a breed that likely would have come with the Pilgrims and provided them with eggs.