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Leghorn - Bantam

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Pros: Good for show, Comes in many varieties and choices, good layer

Cons: Flighty like most Mediterranean breeds

From white to light brown to red the Leghorn might suit your showing needs. Because of their small size and similar to it's large fowl counterpart as a backyard poultry raiser it's almost better to get the larger counterpart only because it's better at production. Bantam Leghorns are available in rose comb and single comb and are fairly common to find in the show world.

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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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