Pros: Beautiful roosters, the best egg layers
Cons: Frost bite combs, wattles
The Light Brown leghorns are thought to be the origins of all Leghorns. These light bodied birds are excellent foragers. The feed to egg rate is excellent. My pullet is a reliable layer of large white eggs 5 to 6, sometimes even 7 days a week. Rather flighty, prefers not to be handled, but not aggressive. With a draft proof coop you can keep these large combed/wattled birds in colder climates. A wide flat roost is also a must.
The rooster sports a long iridescent tail. His colors are just stunning in the sunshine. A loud, frequent crower. Not a bird for city life. My cockerel will start crowing at 4am some days.