Moravia BSL

The Story of MORAVIA BSL

The start of layer breeding goes to 1962 when the first layer hybrid called Moravia (mix of LB and RIR line) was bred and reproduced in Školní zemědělský podnik Žabčice (School Agricultural Company). The two original lines were imported from Alexander Angell company. In 1973 and 1974 three other clean source lines were imported from Babcock company in England. Based on two Bar Plymouth Rock lines and one Rhode Island Red line the final hybrid B-390S was produced. For B-380 hybrid production two other synthetic lines were imported. In the half of eighties, the hybrids were sold under the trade name Moravia SSL (brown variety) and Moravia BSL (black variety) which has been sold till nowadays.


The breeding work of Moravia complex programme is focused to farms in Práče and Bantice, Czech Republic, where 10 original clean lines have been reared currently. Moravia BSL is popular and widespread especially in conditions of traditional technologies because of its unpretentiousness and high quality of egg production. The significant advantage is an excellent adaptability, vitality and low mortality in rearing and production as well. This black layer is very popular among farmers for its exceptional cream colour of eggshells.

Moravia BSL

Traditional laying hybrid with black-coloured feathers suitable for backyard flock

Characteristic high egg-laying performance and resiliency in unfavourable conditions

Cream-white eggs

Growing Period 0 - 18 Weeks
Liveability 98.5%
Body Weight (5 Weeks of Age) 370g
Body Weight (18 Weeks of Age) 1650g
Feed Consumption (18 Weeks of Age) 6.35kg
Laying Period 18 - 74 Weeks
Liveability 95.8%
Age at 50% Production (Days) 150
Percent Peak 92%
Average Egg Weight 60.7g
Hen Housed Eggs 290
Hen Housed Egg Mass 17.6kg
Average Feed Consumption per Day 120g
Kg Feed / Kg Eggs 2.49
Body Weight (74 Weeks of Age) 2200g