For those serious about breakfast, a flock of Leghorns may be the perfect choice, but the casual hobbyist may miss a clutch of multi-colored eggs, the companionship of docile breeds or the “wow factor” that comes from keeping exotic breeds.
Fortunately, one of the best things about a backyard coop is that it’ll house birds of many feathers. Adding one or two Leghorns to an existing coop is an easy way to keep the eggs coming without sacrificing the “wow” of a colorful and diverse flock.
Striking Features: White standard with classic body-type.
Temperament: Intelligent, but excitable and tend to shy away from humans.
Hardiness: Tolerate both hot and cold climates well.
Aesthetic Appeal: 6 of 10