The Leghorn is a breed of chicken originating in Tuscany, in central Italy. Birds were first exported to North America in 1828. They were initially called "Italians", but by 1865 the breed was known as "Leghorn".
The breed was introduced to Britain from the United States in 1870. White Leghorns are commonly used as layer chickens in many countries of the world. Other Leghorn varieties are less common.
According to the British standard, fully grown Leghorn cocks weigh 3.4 kg (7.5 lb), hens 2.5 kg.
Leghorns are good layers of white eggs, laying an average of 280 per year and sometimes reaching 300–320.
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