Leghorn Chickens

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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.

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.

Varieties

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

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Leghorns For Sale

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Breed: Leghorn - Pullet
Descriptions: Leghorn - Pullet
Variety: Partridge
Age: 20 weeks
Seller: chicks and bits
Seller Rating:            2 reviews
Description: Great young laying pulleys . Perfect starter birds
Location: Yorkshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£18.00
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Breed: Leghorn - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Leghorn - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: White Stars
Age: 19 weeks
Seller: Cliff
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: Point of lay white Stars . Great layers of large white eggs my personal favourites for quantity and consistent laying. They are full vaccinated and wormed.
Location: Shropshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£18.00
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Breed: Leghorn - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Leghorn - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: White Star Hybrid
Age: 22 weeks
Seller: Riverside Roost
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: 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.
Location: Flintshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£15.00
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Breed: Leghorn - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Leghorn - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: White Leghorn
Age: 27 weeks
Seller: Zoe ChickenHill
Seller Rating:            1 reviews
Description: Point of Lay White Leghorn Chickens. Superb layers of large white eggs.
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£26.00
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Breed: Leghorn - Mature Hen
Descriptions: Leghorn - Mature Hen
Variety: White
Age: 27 weeks
Seller Rating:            1 reviews
Description: Wonderful BLUE egg laying chickens-a new special variety. One of our many hybrids so that you can have a selection of colours of birds and eggs and all part of our buy 3 get one free deal!
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£20.00
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Breed: Leghorn - Mature Hen
Descriptions: Leghorn - Mature Hen
Variety: White-With Blue Or White Eggs
Age: 25 weeks
Seller: Beacon Stud
Seller Rating:            7 reviews
Description: Description: Beautiful layers of white eggs although we have inserted a blue gene into most of ours, so many lay a blue egg now! - pretty and compact they are wonderful to have in any flock. Laying large numbers of eggs Kent's best supplier of rare breeds- all birds come with a health guarantee, and are fully vaccinated. Buy 3, get one free! Beacon Stud-Benenden OPEN 7 DAYS-kids and dogs welcome!
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
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Breed: Leghorn - Cockerel
Descriptions: Leghorn - Cockerel
Variety: Exchequer
Age: 47 weeks
Seller: Chrissiewa
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: Prize winner youngstock last year's Newbury show
Location: Berkshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£15.00
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Latest Reviews For Leghorns (5 of 33)

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           Bonkers bird!

- Jen, 07 April 2014

We have a smallish partridge leghorn hen, she is one of 3 birds we have currently - the others being a bantam ancona and a bantam wyandotte. Skippy is hilarious to have around, she has a strange running gait that looks more like a kangaroo in a hurry (hence the name), and likes to go everywhere at warp speed. She also loves to pester you for food when we eat on the patio, and to trip us up for feed at feeding time. She's friendly and curious, but doesn't want to know if you try to catch her. She will, however, sit on eggs (even if they're not hers!) at the drop of a hat! Wonderful bird to have around!


           Bird of Great Value

- Karen, 20 March 2014

Our 3 little Leghorns are highest on the pecking order. None of them are cuddly and 2 are totally aloof but the 3rd one is my great buddy. While she doesn't love being picked up and cuddled too often, she is my constant companion. The moment she sees me she comes running to join me in whatever I'm doing. She didn't earn her name - Kitchen Little - until she was about 9-10 months old, when she decided her official job is running in the back door with me to snack on whatever I've left her in the dustpan and cruise the kitchen floor for crumbs. After a minute or 2 she's done and is happy to go outside.


           Not for the faint hearted

- Lisa, 13 January 2014

I have 2 white leghorns and have to say they are not a very friendly chicken. they like their own space (generally as far away from us as possible). They are beautiful birds that i call my leggy blondes as they have beautiful long legs and slender build but they dont like to be handled and tend to be flighty, they are also feisty with our other hens . I have had to clip wings until theyre older as I was surprised how high they can leap from a standing position.


           Best eggs

- Martin, 19 September 2013

We were lucky enough to given three leghorns as a gift. Despite supposedly not the broody type we soon had a clutch of chicks (7 male only one hen). We soon have 9 hens though and we then bought another cockerel (see pic of Rowley in the gallery - if they are kind enough to show it!). The eggs are beyond doubt the creamiest with vibrant yellow/orange yolks). The cockerels are beyond doubt the best looking and the hens often described as the typical hen. Neighbours dog killed the cockerel so am starting again.


           Quite good bad pet like chicken

- Aaron, 13 February 2013

They are very nice but they hate being near humans and being handled!

 

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