Hatching mid-February to May.
Bantam White Leghorns have been overlooked as a backyard addition, however, they are as prolific as the large fowl version and only eat a fraction of the feed. They make a wonderful bird for the backyard hobbyist due to their calm nature and lay prolifically like their larger half. Not only are they prolific and have high fertility rates, but they also acclimate to most climates and are very hardy.
Production: Bantam White Leghorns are wonderful layers of white eggs.
Temperament: The Bantam White Leghorn is docile and friendly, yet an alert and spirited breed. They are a good addition to a backyard flock. They do fly well, therefore enclosed housing is recommended.
History: Bantam White Leghorns and the Large fowl version originated from Italy. They were sent to America around 1830 where they were refined and perfected into a stable breed. They were then shipped back to Europe in 1870. In 1874, the breed was recognized in the Standard of Perfection.
Colors: White plumage, dark yellow beak, and legs.
Livestock Conservancy Status: Recovering
Body Type: The Bantam White Leghorns have a wide body, narrowing to the root of the tail. Their tails are long, full, and well spread.
Standard Weights: Rooster 26 oz, Hen 22 oz, Cockerel 22 oz, Pullet 20 oz
Classification: American Poultry Association Class: Single Comb Clean Legged Bantam