Brown White Leghorn Chickens
Breed Club Secretary
Manor Cottage, Givendale, Pocklington, Yorkshire,
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.
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.
Light / Soft feather