Partridge Leghorn Description

The Hedgerow Partridge Leghorn is a gorgeous commercial hybrid hen resulting from Gold and Partridge Brown Leghorns. These pictures definitely do not do her justice.  They are more slender than the other hens we have but their colours are stunning. She has yellow and chestnut neck hackles, grey petticoats, and a rich mahogany to the wings and back interspersed with black and grey pencilling. They look fairly similar in colour to a Welsummer chicken.

Breed Temperament of the Hedgerow Partridge Leghorn

As she is a Leghorn she is a very active and inquisitive bird. Never far away when there are worms to be had. Leghorns in general are quite flighty and aloof, however with considerate handling they can be very friendly. Chase a Leghorn and you will always chase a Leghorn. Their acrobatics when you do decide to chase them will tie you in knots, so don’t begin.

Breed Size

The Partridge Leghorn is classified as a large fowl – light. They are a bit like the Whippets of the chicken world. As they are lighter and more active than most other large fowl. They are pretty good fliers as their body weight is lighter than most large fowl, consequently they may need wing clipping if escaping will put them in danger.

Eggs

Leghorn eggs are large and white or may be cream in some individuals. She will lay 280 eggs in her first laying year. They usually come into lay between 20 and 22 weeks of age. Her first “pullet” eggs will be small but will grow larger over the coming weeks.

Further Reading

If you are wanting to know more about our other chickens you will find more on our chickens for sale page. Do you have a thirst for chicken knowledge? If so we run regular courses in keeping chickens which give you masses of extra info and support.