Leghorn Chickens


Leghorn Chickens

Brown White Leghorn Chickens

Brown White Leghorn Chickens

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Ian Sissons
Manor Cottage, Givendale, Pocklington, Yorkshire,
YO4 2TT
UK

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History

TheLeghorn Chickensoriginal breed came from Italy, but its varieties originated or were developed in England, Denmark and America. the first imports of the Leghorn Chickens arrived about 1870 from America (white) and the brown a few years later. They had Malay and Minorca blood added to increase body size in the whites.

Characteristics

They comprise a group characterized by great activity, hardiness and prolific egg-laying qualities. The females are non-sitters, very few of them exhibiting a tendency to broodiness. They are the best egg layers of the Pure breeds. It featured strongly in the production of the hybrid laying birds that are now used commercially.

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Purpose

Egg layer

Classification

Light / Soft feather

Origin

Mediterranean

Egg Color

White

Egg Numbers

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