Famous as layers of good sized white eggs, non-setters, these beautiful chickens have lustrous black plumage with white tips on every few feathers. They are about the same size to a little heavier than Leghorns. The dark color and active temperament make them a good bird to raise where hawks, owls, and animal predators are a problem because they do not show up like white breeds; and they are very quick and alert. They are an old breed in the Mediterranean Class, coming from the area around Ancona, Italy via England to the United States by the late 1800's. Baby chicks are very bright and snappy looking with their approximately half and half combination of black and white patches.
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The table below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process.
Anconas - Ratings and Reviews
One chatty hen!I have my first Ancona about a year now. She is a great forager in the woods, great egg layer and quite talkative! We named her Chatty because of how she follows us around the yard, watching what we do and making constant noise. It's not loud enough for the neighbors to hear, but loud enough to know she is watching us! I would buy this breed again.
Had oneOnly one I ever had was one of the worst ever. Scared to death of people and screamingly nervous. Finally got taken or ran off.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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