The Ancona is an old Italian breed known for its ability to lay an abundance of white eggs. This light-weight breed can have either a single or rose comb. Males develop long flowing tail feathers making them especially eye catching. Black plumage with white-tipped feathers, known as mottling gets whiter with each molt. These great foragers have an active temperament and they eat less than larger breeds.

Temperament Weight Eggs per Year Egg Size Egg Color Cold Hardy Heat Hardy
Social, Active, Vocal 4-6 lbs. 240 Medium White Yes Yes
Temperament Social, Active, Vocal
Weight 4-6 lbs.
Eggs per Year 240
Egg Size Medium
Egg Color White
Cold Hardy Yes
Heat Hardy Yes