Silver leghorns

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by equine chick, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to get some silver leghorns this year, I'm getting 3 pullets and am going to get 1 roo. Anybody have them, what are they like? I have some brown leghorns, so I know how crazy they can be. Pics would be great too.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Good luck, never had them but I do know at least the white ones are like popcorn.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    A leghorn is a Leghorn is a Leghorn. They're great birds. Beautiful and great layers. They're also, with rare exceptions, very flighty! It's a trait they share with most of the other breeds in the Mediterranian class.
     
  4. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know they can be flightly. I have three brown leghorn hens. I have gotten them to a point though, I can pick them up when i want to. They are cute though, their combs are so tall and heavy they flop over like a little hat. I think the silvers are beautiful though and we might show them, we will see.
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I have found the flightyness to be very true my neighbor is looking for 3 great layers so i think I am rehoming the campamine and 2 leghorns and sticking with heavier brown egg layers.

    Henry
     

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