Leghorn Crosses not as flighty?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicabee19, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thinking Leghorn for egg-laying ability, but don't like all the stories I hear about how flighty they are.

    Would Leghorn crosses be better suited to the urban backyard and show good petability?
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I'm not sure about if they would be less flighty but if you want a good egg layer that is calm I would suggest a sex link.
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorns get calmer as they get older. If you want eggs, they are the best.

    Tim
     
  4. paduanchook

    paduanchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had great luck w/california whites. they are a california grey and leghorn hybrid. They are NOT flighty and very curious birds. They follow me like puppy dogs and eat out of my hands. they lay very well also, an off white color
     
  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool... California Whites. Do you have any pics?

    Wonder if anyone has a California White-Leghorn-Other cross, say a red or buff color?
     
  6. paduanchook

    paduanchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    search "welp hatchery" they have a good picture of them. I wish i had about 50 of them. They look alot like leghorns but they are quiet and curious. they eat out of my hands and follow me around.
     

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