Exchequer Leghorn - Large Eggs or Small?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sparklee, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Sparklee

    Sparklee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been trying to figure out (doing internet searches) what size eggs Exchequer Leghorns lay. I've read large and small. Anyone have any personal experience they could share, please? Is there a strain (what's the name of the strain of Exchequers) that I should focus on if I'd prefer large white eggs? Or should I just order a different variety of Leghorn?

    What about number of eggs per year? Is it about 210 as I've read? Or more/less?
     
  2. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    I can't swear to it because mine are in a mixed laying flock, but so far as I can tell they're pretty much egg-sized. [​IMG] The only breed that I've been disappointed with in terms of egg size so far is my Sussex.
     
  3. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are unhappy with the egg size of the Exchequer Leghorns, mate them to the closely related Ancona.
    David
     
  4. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Quote:Nonono, don't do that!

    People complain about leghorn personality -- but my leghorns (exchequer, mf, buff, white) are all fine in the personality department. HOWEVER, I had two Ancona pullets last year -- now THOSE were flighty birds. Forget it!
     
  5. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    I have never raised Exchequers but I have raised other colors of leghorns and I would just have to assume that the eggs would be a medium to large white egg.
     
  6. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    amazondoc, interesting comment. In my part of the world the Anconas are a laid back placid breed compared to the majority of the Leghorns.
    David
     
  7. amazondoc

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    Quote:Well, we're a long way away from you. [​IMG]

    Here's how "flighty" my leghorns are:

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    Now, I readily admit that I have never owned large fowl, white, production-bred leghorns -- and, for all I know, they may truly be crazy. But none of the leghorns I've had (LF exchequer, LF mille fleur, bantam buff, bantam white) have been bad at all.
     
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  8. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I hae 2 Exchequer leghorns- they aren't snuggly but they aren't afraid either. Both lay med-large eggs, with an occasional large-ex large.
     
  9. ole red

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    have any of yall crossed the exchequer, and or the ancona, w a brown leghorn to get mottled leghorns?

    if so, which did ya think came out the best looking mottle?
     
  10. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Quote:Exchequer leghorns ARE mottled.....
     

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