Quote:Wasting your time buying from a hatchery? I've never bought Exchequer leghorns from a hatchery, but hatcheries know that when people hear Leghorn, they want a laying bird. Unfortunately, that's, like I said, usually with whites. I do suggest if you get Exchequers, that you get them from Performance Poultry, here in Ontario. Mainly, you'd not have to go through the trouble of importing anything from the states. If you ever decide to breed exchequers, you can start with the worst stock, and if you do everything right as you breed them, you will eventually have good Leghorns. If you can find a reputable breeder that already has improved stock, that would save you years of breeding. And, realistically, how far will you go to get them, just to be layers, when there are probably other laying breeds easily available?