mini leghorns

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lee1, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Lee1

    Lee1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, about 20 or 25 years ago I bought 25 mini leghorn pullets from a hatchery in Minnisota. They were very small and laid a large egg. There feed to egg production was very good compared to other breeds. They were very flighty though! Tried looking this breed up but to no avail. Has anyone ever heard of these?
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Yes. I think that would be Strombergs. They have several different colors.

    I have light brown bantam leghorns and white. I got them from personal sources. The light browns came out of Minnesota. They are very cute and run around the yard in a little herd and cannot be caught, They are not egg laying age yet. The whites are more calm and each one lays an egg a day summer and winter, with a few exceptions, but they are very regular. You can only get the chicks from Strombergs in the spring. They are about the size of an old english game bantam, just a 'little' bigger. About 1 1/3 pound.
     
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  3. Lee1

    Lee1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, maybe that was it. I do remember that these were also sold to commercial egg supply companies.
     
  4. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On mypetchicken.com they have bantam white leghorns.
     
  5. oparea

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    Meyer Hatchery also has some due on the 29'th
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    well mine only lay average sized eggs
     

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