Leghorn (Non-White)

A Light Brown Leghorn hen stands in front of a beige background.

Leghorns hail from Italy and, like all Mediterranean chickens, they're slim with large combs and wattles, white earlobes, active, good foragers, and good layers of white eggs. None, however, compare to the White Leghorn (which we've made into a separate listing because their egg qualities are so far superior to any other Leghorn).


Class: Mediterranean
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Egg-laying
Recognized Varieties: Dark Brown, Light Brown, White, Black, Buff, Silver, Black-Tailed Red, Columbian, Golden Duckwing

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Good (5/wk)
Egg Color: White
Egg Size: Large

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: Depends on Variety
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Not cold hardy
Heat Tolerance: Tolerates heat well
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Active and intelligent

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Baby Chicks: Brown Leghorn