The Ancona chicken originated in Ancona, Italy. This species was bred to be hardy and prolific egg layers in the 19th century.
- 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.
Gallus gallus domesticus
|Range||Europe & North America|
|Conservation status||Not Evaluated|
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