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Leghorn

Leghorn Free Range Chicken remain perhaps one of the most popular chicken breeds due to their ability to produce approximately 300 – 320 eggs per year. Until recently, this breed was the most important in commercial egg production, with approximately 24 recognised varieties. Due to their prolific egg-laying ability, they are preferred by laboratories for embryonic and avian biological research as well as being the number one breed used for large-scale commercial egg production in the United States. The Leghorn originates from Italy and its cross-bred hereditary provides a rarely broody, mobile and efficient scavenging chicken. However, due to their nature, Leghorns do not necessarily make great pets.

Leghorns are noisy birds, somewhat smaller than other breeds although they are larger than the bantam. Leghorn Free Range Chicken Pullets (laying hens) Dual purpose, | Point Of Lay Hens and off | Contact Us

When chickens are allowed to free range, certain breeds fare far better than others, especially in terms of avoiding predators. Ideal characteristics for free ranging chickens include wariness, inconspicuous plumage, acute vision, and foraging ability.

The feed to egg ratio is one of the best around, especially if they can free range. As the Leghorn can be nervous, flighty or shy, I would advise

Chickens with white feathers are more highly visible than the more colorful breeds and therefore tend to be the first ones picked off by a predator. This is one reason the most popular strains for free range meat production are colored Cornish hybrids, in contrast to the white Cornish broilers favored by the poultry industry. These free ranging meat strains come in a variety of colors, including barred, black, and gray. Red — such as Cackle’s Red Broiler — is by far the most popular color for free range meat chickens.

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Leghorn, Brown Male

Classification

Soft feather – light

Appearance

There are about 13 colours, ranging from black to blue, brown buff, white to mottled.

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Leghorn, White Female

Weight

Cock 2.8 – 3.4 Kg
Hen 2.0 – 2.5 Kg
Cockerel 2.2 Kg
Pullet 1.8 Kg

Bantam Variety Leghorn

Rooster 1.1 Kg
Hen 0.9 Kg

Egg Colour

White

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