Small Americauna and turkey sized leghorn

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by bethiany, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. bethiany

    bethiany Hatching

    Sep 9, 2013
    Sioux Falls,SD
    Is it normal for the leghorn to be so big? Also, the leghorn is the only one laying right now - they are both 5 months old. The leghorn just started laying 4 days ago, but the Americauna doesn't seem to be interested in laying yet at all. Just curious![​IMG]
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Crowing

    Apr 8, 2013
    Whoa, I doubt that's a leghorn, I'd think it's a meat breed. But some leghorn derivatives were bred to be meat birds. I am not an expert on breeds but from what I know that leghorn-mix bird is not a laying breed and likely won't produce much at all. It's certainly not a purebred, either way. I have heard of leghorn crosses being used in meat production too. Someone who knows more will no doubt come and explain it all. Best wishes.

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