The Leghorn is a breed of chicken originating in Tuscany, in central Italy. Birds were first exported to North America in 1828 from the port city of Livorno, on the western coast of Tuscany. They were initially called “Italians”, but by 1865 the breed was known as “Leghorn”, the traditional anglicisation of “Livorno”.
Primary use: eggs
Egg production (annual): 280
Temperament: Nervous, Flighty
Recognized variety: Single Comb Red, Rose Comb Buff.
Egg color: White