Leghorn - Buff Rose Comb
In Northern Italy, near the port of Leghorn, were to be found a landrace of fowls, known as Livornese, that were smallish in body, but which lay very many eggs. In 1852, Captain Gates entered the harbor at Mystic, CT, and arrived with the first importation of Leghorn chickens that were to be ancestors of today’s flocks. Our farm is 25 minutes from the original port!!
In the buff color we are focusing on the rose comb. They were only approved by the American Poultry Association in 1981. They are unique, cold winter hardy and great egg layers.
The non-production leghorn has a conservation status of "Threatened"
These chicks are sold STRAIGHT RUN! See our FAQ page for info about our rooster surrender program, if you live locally.