Originally Posted by Katt66
I know. And to think I picked her and put her back down about six times before I finally just stuck her in the box with the other 2 we got that day and brought her home. Who'd have thought you could fall so in love with a chicken at all let alone a boring production egg machine like a Leghorn. We always had Rhode Island Reds and Plymouth Rocks growing up. None of them ever had as much personality as this little girl does. But then those were just the family farm chickens. I didn't handle them and mess around with them every day like I do my chickens.
I happen to really like leghorns. They are really funny. Actually I like the Mediterranean class of chickens. They are energetic, and humorous! They are very alert, even though they are white, they do fairly well free ranging because of the alertness. We had a flock of Leghorns, and some production reds. The leghorns where the older of the group. Had to seperate them because the production reds where killing them. I eventually go a huge Barred rock rooster "Stew pot" and he kept some order. I eventually go rid of the reds because of there nasty personalities. I have not had any since........................... I never will. They LH were much sweeter!
The sweetest birds I have ever come across are Bantam Cochins, D'Uccles, and Silkies. I am generalizing that. I have seen sweeties in almost every breed but those there have a better chance of getting a nice girl