Leghorn

Type: Bantam, LArge

Colours: Dark Brown, Buff, Silver, Black, Red

Prior to the introduction of cross-breeds for commercial egg production, the White Leghorn was considered one of the best layers. They’re virtually broodiness-free, which makes them ideal as an egg layer. They are a little shy and nervous in behaviour and hence require an environment that is not prone to abrupt movements or loud noises. They are however, a hardy bird. Egg colour is generally white and size is a medium to large.

The White Leghorn should be pure white with white earlobes and yellow beak and legs. Other leghorn colours are less common and tend to lay fewer eggs, making them less suited as a commercial bird. However, they are popular with fanciers.

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