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Leghorn - Bantam

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Pros: Laying well

Cons: hard to keep in show shape

Bantam leghorns are much overlooked as backyard egg layers. Their small size means they eat a fraction of what a big hen does. and they lay prolifically. The ones i had did not have the flighty personality of large leghorns. They do fly well however, so a covered yard is a must.

Leghorn - Bantam
Description:

They descended from standard leghorns which came from Tuscany, Italy.They came here in 1853 and were called Italians.

Details:
DetailValue
Breed PurposeOrnamental
CombSingle
BroodinessSeldom
Climate ToleranceAll Climates
Egg ProductivityMedium
Egg SizeSmall
Egg ColorWhite
Breed TemperamentFlighty,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well
Breed Colors/VarietiesWhite,Red,Black,Blue,Buff,Barred,Silver,Exchequer,Black Tailed Red,Light Brown,Dark Brown,Columbian,and Buff Columbian
Breed SizeBantam
APA/ABA Class
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Ornamental
Comb: Single
Broodiness: Seldom
Climate Tolerance: All Climates

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Medium
Egg Size: Small
Egg Color: White

Breed Temperament:

Flighty,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well

Breed Colors / Varieties:

White,Red,Black,Blue,Buff,Barred,Silver,Exchequer,Black Tailed Red,Light Brown,Dark Brown,Columbian,and Buff Columbian

Breed Details:

They have loud shrill crows.

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Rooster
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Hen
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Egg
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Chick
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Adolescent
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