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Ancona Leghorn cross

post #1 of 18
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I have a Ancona rooster, and 2 white leghorn hens and 2 california white leghon hens, and was wanting to know what would they look like? Would they lay more too?

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post #2 of 18
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Anyone have this cross?

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post #3 of 18

it is a beautiful cross, and they are good egg layers too here is one of my first pullets
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/38176_swap_024.jpg

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Originally Posted by Nava 

it is a beautiful cross, and they are good egg layers too here is one of my first pullets
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/38176_swap_024.jpg


You may want to tell that girl to get away from the stove, she may fall in the the stew pot.  Sorry, I just had to comment.  Love that picture.  And she is beautiful.


Edited by ThreeBoysChicks - 1/21/11 at 6:49am
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by ThreeBoysChicks 
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Originally Posted by Nava 

it is a beautiful cross, and they are good egg layers too here is one of my first pullets
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/38176_swap_024.jpg


You may want to tell that girl to get away from the stove, she may fall in the the stew pot.  Sorry, I just had to comment.  Love that picture.  And she is beautiful.


I invited her in for dinner and she is kind wondering what I'm cooking lol

post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Nava 
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Originally Posted by ThreeBoysChicks 
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Originally Posted by Nava 

it is a beautiful cross, and they are good egg layers too here is one of my first pullets
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/38176_swap_024.jpg


You may want to tell that girl to get away from the stove, she may fall in the the stew pot.  Sorry, I just had to comment.  Love that picture.  And she is beautiful.


I invited her in for dinner and she is kind wondering what I'm cooking lol


What size egg does she lay?  Large (Over 2 ounces).

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post #7 of 18

she's looking for the frying pan; lays well and delivers. nice looking bird.

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Nava 

it is a beautiful cross, and they are good egg layers too here is one of my first pullets
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/38176_swap_024.jpg


My goodness Nava! Not spangled, reverse mottling! cool Isn't she on the first page of the Ancona thread?

She's so pretty I'm thinking about crossing a few just to run around the yard for the contrast with the regular Anconas. Is this an Ancona Cock over a Leghorn hen? What color hen? I have a few Leghorns and Leghorn/Game crosses her, but the dominant white pretty much knocks the color out of everything. Maybe I'll pen up one of those hens with "Liberace"; a RC cock who's tail set and markings are so bad I won't use him for breeding, but he's so flamboyant and lively, I keep him around anyway. He really has a flair for the dramatic.

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post #9 of 18

Just a quick question.,...What color are her legs?   Are they a pale yellow or white.   If she is an Ancona X Leghorn...her legs would be yellow....pale yellow if she is laying heavy.   They look white to me....just curious...hmm    Yellow to yellow produces yellow and yellow to white produces white carrying yellow.   She is a VERY attractive hen....I like her feather pattern.

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Irish Acres.....Breeding different varieties of Pyncheon Bantams, Silkies, Scottish Blackface Sheep, and over 125 varieties of Dahlias.  Exhibitor/Breeder since 1967.  I am also a Poultry Artist.....examples on my BYC page and in the current ABA Standard.
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post #10 of 18
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Just a quick question.,...What color are her legs? .


Her pale beak makes me think she'd been laying a while when that picture was taken.

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