Ancona Chicken

The Ancona chicken originated in Ancona, Italy. This species was bred to be hardy and prolific egg layers in the 19th century. 

Fast Facts

  • Ancona chickens produce large numbers of white eggs.
  • The average weight for these chickens are 4.5-6lbs.
  • Their black feathery gives them the name Black Leghorns because they are similar size to Leghorns. 

Scientific name

Gallus gallus domesticus
Range  Europe & North America
Conservation status Not Evaluated
Diet Omnivore
Zoo location Off Display
Name Duck 

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