Pure Breeds


The Leghorn is a breed of chicken originating in Tuscany, in central Italy. Highly regarded egg producer of white eggs.

Primary use: eggs
Egg production (annual): 280
Temperament: Nervous, Flighty
Recognized variety: Single Comb White, Black, Brown and Lavender
Egg color: White
Origin: Tuscany

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