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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RTsFFF, Jan 4, 2019.
I am thinking of getting some leghorns
How long do they normally take to start laying?
Check out this thread...
Not that it pertains to egg production but its a good excuse to link to some of my colored leghorns.
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Hatchery/commercial lines tend to mature pretty quickly and its not uncommon for laying to start around 16 weeks....generally all the wls I've kept (production bred) have started around 17-19 weeks
Thank you DobieLover, that was helpful as well!
What Moonshiner said, but it's nice to add a couple colored varieties for 'pretty' and generally adequate production. JMO, but there is no more beautiful chicken than a Leghorn.
I used to grow all types of brown egg laying chickens and over the years whether it's been luck or MyCare I have gotten the most gentle and quietest nicest leghorns and now I only have White leghorns
I thought I would get some fancy colored Leghorns to compare to the production of the white leghorns I have. These are hatchery quality silver leghorns and only 10 or 11 weeks old. I also bought Red Leghorns but they do not look all that great, developed much slower and half of them died. Maybe in a month I will take pictures of them too. I want to make Columbian Leghorns by mixing the 2 and in 2 or 3 generations if the theory is correct I should start getting Columbian Leghorns.
Now I get to learn the hard way that these Fancy leghorns are not such great producers. oh well, I just like the sleek beautiful form of a Leghorn.
Those guys are beautiful I love the Sleek uniform look of leghorns as well
Different corporations will call them by numbers to separate them from backyard white leghorns, for example the Hyline W-36. At some point I was trying to Breed a few of them to a backyard rooster and back to W-36 to produce more of them.
Different corporations give them numbers to differentiate their birds from all others whether it be run of the mill leghorns or other companies high production leghorns.
These companies have decades of specific breeding in their lines and they don't want any other birds to be confused with theirs.