The Leghorn originates from Italy around 1828 and selective breeding has produced a rarely broody, active, and excellent free ranging bird. They don’t make good pets as they are easily excited and they are a noisy bird. They aren’t a large breed bird, more of a medium size with soft feathers. There are 13 colors recognized from black to blue, brown buff, white to mottled. Roosters will weight around 6 pounds, hens will weigh around 5 pounds, laying white eggs.