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Does anybody have any pictures of thier black leghorns they would like to share. Also does anybody have any breeding information, mostly for females but also males.
Thanks.

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http://www.freewebs.com/leghornbreeders/ckrl%20breeding%20black%20leghorns.jpg Not my birds http://www.freewebs.com/leghornbreeders/black%20leghorn%20female.jpg Birds on first picture are Australian selection and hen on second-English.This hen has the dream yelow legs.  Maintaining yellow legs on hens makes roosters have white feathers on tail  Many breeders raise 2 lines of black leghorns. One for perfect males where hens have dusky-yellow legs, roosters will have perfect yellow legs and no white in tail.
THe line for perfect felmaes will be from males with a few white feathers in the tail and hens will have bright yellow legs.  American type leghorns are a little different then English, European or Austrailian  but maintaining black plumage, yellow legs  is very important.  I see you are very interested in black leghorns  Try to find  "Standard of Perfection".
to  have a good image of the leghorn American type look at  pictures of show quality white Leghorns - they usually have the best body type in the breed.


Edited by ve - 8/28/10 at 7:22pm
post #3 of 26
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Thank you, that was very helpful information, and yes I am very interested in black leghorns. Do you know where I could possibly find some american type black leghorn pictures, because that is what I was really looking for along with breeding information, because I always see english type birds of good quality but none of the american type.
Thank you.

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It's hard to find pictures of good black leghorns so I suggested you look at show quality white leghorns to see the type.  MAybe as more people gain interest in the black leghorn, more will be available.  TO be honest, I call me black leghorns show quality and they are very good quality with yellow legs  (male line) no white feathers but I will be working to achieve the type like whites.

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Here`s a pic of one of my large fowl Black Leghorn roosters. He`s American type I suppose. My Blacks have medium size combs, the hens are NOT floppy at all.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/5806_dscf0121.jpg


Edited by Tony - 8/28/10 at 10:31pm
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Orpingtons: LF Lavender, LF Blue , LF Black , LF White , LF Splash and LF Chocolate.
China Game Fowl, LF Phoenix, LF Black Leghorns
Check out my BYC Page or FeatherSite.com for pics of my birds:  http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Rocks/BRKRocks.html      http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Leghorns/BRKLeghorns.html
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post #6 of 26

here is a pic of my black leghorn. he does have a little white in the tail.the date on the camera is not correct. he is a year old. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/44682_black_leghorn.jpg

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Originally Posted by ve 

It's hard to find pictures of good black leghorns so I suggested you look at show quality white leghorns to see the type.  MAybe as more people gain interest in the black leghorn, more will be available.  TO be honest, I call me black leghorns show quality and they are very good quality with yellow legs  (male line) no white feathers but I will be working to achieve the type like whites.


Oh PLEASE post photos!! A good Leghorn sweep is a beautiful thing in itself!

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Breeder of: Show Quality Blue and Black Langshans in both Largefowl and Bantam!  


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I am a WOMAN!!  Correction, THE woman!

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post #8 of 26

I don't know about the quality of them but Sand Hill Preservation sells the Black Leghorn.

post #9 of 26
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Don't think that Sandhill's are show quality yet, but I heard they are working on getting them to become show quality or at least close to show quality.

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Those are some magnificent birds.

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Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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