Story: Poultry industry

White Leghorn (1st of 5)

White Leghorn

Originally from Livorno (Leghorn) in Italy, White Leghorns are good white-egg layers. Adept foragers, they often find much of their food by ranging in fields and barnyards. Leghorns can fly considerable distances so standard practice was to clip the feathers of one wing.

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Reference: AANR 6329 60 A6183
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How to cite this page:

Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - History and early developments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008