A large group of breeds that all originated in the Mediterranean region of the world. They all lay white eggs. This group of birds is better suited for hot weather climates because of their large combs. In our colder climate and unheated buildings, these breeds get frost-bitten combs most every Winter. While the birds usually recover from this, it leaves them less “beautiful looking” and usually means chick supply is limited early in the season while the birds are recovering from the frostbite.