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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DrumStick, Jan 7, 2008.
Why are they called leghorns??
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.
Thank you Spekledhen!!
You're very welcome, kiddo!
Yep, White leggerns...Most ppl down here also call Barred Rocks "Dominickers"
Yep, that drives me nuts! When I tell them they are two different breeds, they look at me like I have two heads.
Quote:Ah man, now I have to rethink my mental picture of you! LOL
LOL, aw, no you don't! I posted in the "pics of me" section! Just one head. Four eyes, though.
Cause they have horns on their legs? (Roo spurs)