I just thought I would give a little attention and tribute the the White Leghorn who seems to be leftout in this forum. Last year I purchased 250 hatchery chicks, from three different hatcheries, with the intention of selling 100 and keeping 150. In that order, I purchased 50 of McMurrays Pearl White Leghorns because their description of them convinced me that they would be good layers. When clients came to buy their new chicks, nobody wanted the leghorns. I started to freak out a bit and realized I was going to end up with all 50. Well, long story short, I was only able to sell 10 of the 50 which means that now my own flock is 1/3 dominated by these leghorns. Although the Leghorns were somewhat un-interested and a bit flighty as chicks, they have grown up to be one of my favorite birds in my flock. They are the first to meet me at the gate and will follow me around like dogs. They are extremely smart, curious and just fun to have around. Also,,,, man do these girls lay. They started laying at 10 weeks and the eggs size went from medium to large to extra large within a few weeks. I am so happy these girls did not sell as chicks, because they are the ones that kept my egg business afloat this past winter. Why am I telling you all this, because I think these birds have gotten a bad rap and I am hoping more people will give them a try. However, I can only recommend the ones from McMurray, whose strain might just be more docile than other lines. I did not order more White Leghorns this year, because my girls are still young and my egg clients really prefer brown eggs, but I still thought I'd give them a shout out. I'd love to hear other peoples experience with leghorns, especially if they come from other hatcheries.