Does the Leghorn lay a white egg? I prefer browns and other colors.Leghorns are the most prolific i believe. Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons, and Barred Rocks are all favorites.
Everyone is gonna tell you that the breed they have is the best!!! I suggest that you look at Henderson's chicken breed's chart, and avoid the hybrid or production birds. Also, be sure your coop is big enough, at least 4 s.f. in coop per bird. My favorites are: Dominique, Plymouth Barred Rock, Easter Egger, Ameraucana, Buck Eye, Black Australorpe. Your climate will enter into the breed selection. Large combs excel in the South, small combs do better up North. I will not have feathered feet in my flock b/c I don't want to deal with ice and mud on those feathers. If you put your general location in your profile it will help folks to give climate specific advice. What works in the South may not work in the North.[/QUOTE
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I only have 5 x bantams who spend more time broody than they do laying eggs so I am not really able to help but you may want to check out this article while you wait for others to respond: Pickin a Chicken