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Leghorn Chickens

Male White female Bantam black

Breed Rating (42 Reviews)


Leghorn History

This chicken originates from The Port of Leghorn in Italy and arrived in Britain in the late 1800s in the white form followed by the brown. They have white earlobes and yellow legs and the eye is red in all colours. The females have a double folded comb, a deep abdomen and a whipped tail. The eyes are prominent and the beak is short and stout. Earlobes are well defined and the wattles are long, thin and fine in texture. Their legs are long and featherless with four toes on the feet with a long straight back toe and the feathers on the body are soft and silky. The Leghorns were one of the breeds used to create the modern battery hybrid layer as they are very productive birds and are able to adapt to all conditions.

Leghorn Behaviour

Leghorns are prolific layers that rarely go broody and are non-sitters unless left undisturbed. Eggs are white and of good size and are laid throughout the year. Chicks are easy to rear. They feather up quickly, are fast growers and mature quickly. The comb is large so care needs to be taken in cold, frosty weather to avoid frostbite. They can be left to roam freely but are just as happy in a run. They are sprightly, alert birds and can be tamed but not enough to allow handling and prefer to remain rather aloof. They can be rather noisy and will roost in trees given the chance. They are not good as table birds as they aren\'t very meaty.

Leghorn Varieties

Black, blue (not laced), brown, buff, cuckoo, golden duckwing, silver duckwing, exchequer, mottled, partridge, pyle and white.

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Latest Reviews For Leghorn (5 of 42)

I love my leghorns - Jenny,

I have 3 white legorns, they are curious and very friendly. My girls have a massive garden to run around in, they love "helping" especially when I'm digging. None are clipped, they are a delight, no trouble at all.

They are very slim and beautiful! - Anna,

Great egg layers

Show chicken - Amelie, MIDLOTHIAN,

A very attractive chicken but can be quite aggressive, very pretty and the white ones are very good at staying clean

I don’t particularly like - Amelie,

I don’t really like the leghorns because I have a beautiful rooster who is so mean, he will chase you through the paddock even up the lawn. He has been treated the same to every other rooster I have bred and still nothing.

White Leghorn - Saeid,

Mediocre behavior / Food is equal to egg - excellent / Size large and large / Can not be obese / Behavior with strangle chicken = war / Egg production up to 330 - second year more than 280 / Very weak against disease / Low temperature is very poor for laying / Strong and active / Unbelievable beauty - very handsome / He sings a lot. Rooster / Roaches sometimes attack humans - very zealous / Long crowns are better for laying /

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