Silver leghorns

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

  1. 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

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

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    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. 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 Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    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.


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