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Ancona Chicken Breed

Ancona Chicken Breed Picture

Ancona Chicken Breed

The Ancona chicken breed has a mottled greenish black plumage with Vshaped whited tips. Anconas were developed in Italy in the port city of Ancona. Originally name the Marchegiana, after the area of Ancona called “The Marches”, the name read later changed to the Ancona chicken breed to suite English speakers.

The Ancona chicken breed showed up in England around 1848 and further developed by fans of the breed. Anconas became highly popular throughout Europe due to their high production of white eggs. In 1890, the breed arrived in America. The Ancona chicken breed resembles Leghorns, from which they were bred. They are an excellent laying hen, due to their high yields.  The Ancona chicken breed is a white egg layer.

Ancona Chicken Breed

Class: mediterranean

Varieties: single comb, rose comb

Weight:     rooster: 6lbs     hen:4.5lbs     cockerel:5lbs     pullet:4lbs

Comb: medium sized, single or medium. The single is straight with 5 points and the hen’s droops after the first point. The rose comb is low and square at the front and tapers to a spike.

Tail: large size. The rooster’s is carried at a 40 degree angle.the hen’s at 30 degrees.

Legs: semi long, yellow shanks and toes

Eggs: small and white