Why is it called a leghorn??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DrumStick, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. DrumStick

    DrumStick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why are they called leghorns??



    Any suggestions??

    DrumStick
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Found this for you, Drum:
    Originally known as the "Italian," from its country of origin, this breeds name was changed to "Leghorn" when they were shipped from the Ligurian Sea. The world "Ligurian" sounded, to non-native ears, like "Leghorn," so that became the chicken's name. The first importation of Leghorns to America occurred in 1835

    Most people pronounce it "Leggern" rather than Leg Horn, at least in the South.​
     
  3. DrumStick

    DrumStick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Spekledhen!! [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You're very welcome, kiddo! [​IMG]
     
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, White leggerns...Most ppl down here also call Barred Rocks "Dominickers"
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, that drives me nuts! When I tell them they are two different breeds, they look at me like I have two heads. [​IMG]
     
  7. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ah man, now I have to rethink my mental picture of you! LOL
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    LOL, aw, no you don't! I posted in the "pics of me" section! Just one head. Four eyes, though. [​IMG]
     
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Cause they have horns on their legs? (Roo spurs)
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  10. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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