Red Mottled Leghorn Large Fowl - 6 Eggs
  • Red Mottled Leghorn Large Fowl - 6 Eggs

    £15.00Price

    taly was the original home of the Leghorn, but the first specimens of the white variety reached this country from America around 1870, and of the brown two years or so later. These early specimens weighed not more than 1.6 kg (31 lb) each, but our breeders started 2 to increase the body weight of the whites by crossing the Minorca and Malay, until the birds were produced well up to the weights of the heavy breeds. In the postwar years, the utility and commercial breeders established a type of their own, and that is the one which is now favoured. In commercial circles the white Leghorn has figured prominently in the establishment of high egg-producing hybrids

    Uses: Utility – Eggs.
    Origin: Italy. Eggs: 180 – 250 large white.
    Weight: Cock: 3.4Kg.Hen: 2.5Kg.
    Bantam Cock: 1.02Kg. Hen: 910g.

    Useful to Know: Can be prolific egg layers that rarely go broody. Early to mature, hardy birds. Light weight, can fly well.

     

    Great back garden bird. They are hardy with a great resistance to all common poultry-related diseases. The breed is a great flier so wings have to be clipped or they need to be kept in a fully enclosed run.


    History

    • Originate from Arauca region of Chile

    • There were several introductions of blue egg layers from South America to the UK but the most significant is from the foundering of a Chilean ship in the Hebrides that was carrying ancestors of the modern breed.

     

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS - We guarantee that the eggs will reach you intact but cannot guarantee that they will hatch. This is because we have no control over what happens to them once despatched. A broody hen may have left the nest, there may have been an incubator malfunction or power cut, all or any of which would affect the viability of the developing embryo. What we do know is that the eggs are viable at the time of despatch as fertility is constantly monitored. As fertile eggs are perishable we are not able to accept cancellations once the eggs have been despatched. Nor do we accept returns.