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Anconarnchickens are beautiful birds, best known for their speckled feathers and proudrncomb. First bred in the 1850's in the Italian city of Ancona, but later bredrnmainly in the United Kingdom and eventually in the United States. Ironicallyrnthey are not very popular in Italy and attempts to bring them back to Italyrnhave been going on since the early 2000's. They are well known as foragers,rngood egg producers, and as show birds.  rnrnThernAncona's color is a deep green or beetle green with white speckles at the tiprnof each feather. They have a medium sized comb and can have a rose comb orrnsingle comb.  Until recently they couldrnonly have a large single comb in shows, but now rose comb varieties arernacceptable. Anconas are one of the more visual appealing breeds and seems tornshare physical traits with the Leghorn, however they are a distinct breed.

rnrnAnconas arerna hardy breed especially in the winter, but their combs are susceptible tornfrostbite. They are natural foragers making them economically easy to feed.rnAnconas are commonly described as "flighty but friendly" sudden movements canrnstartle them. But they are generally easy to handle. Anconas are ideal forrnlaying eggs as they lay eggs really early into their life cycle. Anconas canrnlay around 200 to 270 eggs a year and the eggs themselves are large and white.

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