Single Comb Brown Leghorn= Tell me about them?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dixiedoodle, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I love the color of this breed and would like to add a white egg to my colorful basket of eggs! Tell me what you have found w/ this breed.. Are they 'nervous'? Do they lay yr. round? Do yours go broody? How are the roos?
    Why do you raise/have this breed? How long have you had them? Are there any breeders in NC? Thank you
  2. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    I think the roosters are the most handsome of all breeds, I love their classic Kellogg's Corn Flake box logo look with their golden heads, metallic green chests & tails, copper wings with the wide shiny purple bars across them, and their proud upstanding combs. Ours was named Stetson because of his outstanding headgear. I've had a few of the hens too, they've been good reliable layers. They never went broody, and probably took a break from laying to molt each year. Both the hens & the rooster were very self-reliant, never wanted to be held, but weren't aggressive either. I got mine from McMurray Hatchery and was happy with them. All of mine have since Crossed The Road, but some day I'd like to get more.
  3. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    All I know about them is the Roos are so pretty. [​IMG]
  4. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Quote:I used to have bantam brown leghorns.. My roo was an absolute sweet heart, his name was Romeo. We lost him back in the winter. We think something was chasing them outside the pen and he ended up breaking his neck.. [​IMG] I sold the hens after that. I figured their would never be another one like him.. My hens laid really well, and went broody about twice a year. Not sure on the standards but thats how my bantams were.
  5. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2009
    Near Ottawa, Ontario
    There are actually two colors of brown leghorns. Light brown and Dark brown. We own two Darkbrown hens and they are good layers of med to large eggs. T hHey are like most leghorns and flighty. We had a Roo who was gorgeous but all things come to pass.

    At most fairs around here all you see is the light brown so my daugher has started to enter our dark brown and there are so many comments on how nice a color they are.

    Look at Feathersite to see the difference in colors.
  6. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    I only have one brown leghorn, the first one I've had, and I'd be more than happy to get more if I had the space. When I first got her she was quite nervous and flighty but now she's my best layer. She's the first one to come for treats and is the most energetic of all the girls. Curious and adventurous, not bossy, and just a good all round chook.
  7. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 brown Leghorn chicks. One is obviously a roo..the other a hen. They are in a pen with 3 white Leghorn chicks and 3 Rhode Island Red chicks (all the same age...about 9 weeks now).

    Somehow 2 of the chicks get out of the "brooding pen" and get out amongst the grown chickens. Guess which 2.

    Yep. It's the Brown Leghorns (only) who have figured out a way to go where they wish.

    AND...when I go out to feed. They follow me back into the "brooder pen".

    The White Leghorns haven't done this...and the Rhode Island Reds haven't either. [​IMG]

    go figure.....[​IMG]

    Junkmanme [​IMG]

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