Excellent white egg layers. Bred to start laying at 22-24 weeks of age, and will lay longer in the season than most other breeds.
Available at several different ages (see below). The hen in the photo shows how they look once they reach maturity.
My Uncle Bob will not eat any colored eggs, only white ones. So White Leghorns are the breed for him.
After 50 years of breeding, this strain of White Leghorns will start laying at 22-24 weeks and will lay longer in the season than most other breeds. Though they were bred for confinement housing, they adapt well to free-ranging.
Mine particularly are fond of scratching through cow pies, and so they often have green legs to offset their white bodies.