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Anconas as egg layers

The Ancona breed of chicken was first brought into the UK in the late 1880s because of its good all-year-round egg laying abilities. In fact they were such strong egg layers that there were many commercial egg laying flocks of Anconas producing eggs around the time of the first and second world wars. Hybrid egg breeds have since exceeded the output of the Ancona so  they are no longer used commercially, but they still have a very valued place in the backyard flock and at poultry shows.  Their eggs are very similar to leghorn eggs in size, weight and colour of shell. They can lay around 300 white eggs each year.

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