The Ancona originates from Italy and though this particular bird displays a tendency to be flighty it is easy to train and makes a great breed for family and backyard producers. Though after a period of gentle care Ancona’s become a lot more trusting, it is still necessary to either clip their wings or ensure that they are completely fenced in. Traditionally, the Ancona variety is not overly broody and if managed correctly can produce up to 250 eggs are year. There is also a bantam Ancona which weighs significantly less than the pure Ancona. In Appearance the Ancona has spread out toes, yellow legs. The Ancona is thought to be related to the Leghorn. In Germany the breed is called Mottled Leghorns.
Soft feather – light
The Ancona is beetle green with white tips and a distinctive v-shaped marking on its feathers.
|Hen||2.25 – 2.5 Kg|
Bantam Variety Ancona
|Rooster||570g – 680 g|
|Hen||510g – 620 g|
White to cream
Painting courtesy – C. S. Th. Van Gink’s: 1890-1968 Poultry Paintings,Beekbergen, WPSA. 1992.
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