The Ancona is a breed of chicken originating in, and named after the town of Ancona, Italy. This is a new pure breed we are able to offer at City Chicks.
The Ancona is noted for its ability to produce white or sometimes tinted eggs. It is considered an excellent layer, as it lays an average of five eggs a week when in laying season.
The Ancona's plumage is a mottled black with white speckles that tip the feathers. Its dark plumage makes it harder for predators to see, and often has a green or purple tint. It is a Mediterranean breed, which refers to its point of origin. Like other Mediterranean breeds, they are closely feathered.
Our Anconas have a single comb. This breed has four toes on each foot, no feathering on its legs, and does not possess a crest. The Ancona lays 220-250 eggs a year.
These look magnificent in the yard with the contrasting red comb, black & white spots and long tail. She will look gorgeous with your other ladies. Why not support the rare breeds and buy something really pretty and fun.
Please note that City Chick sell their pure breeds at an age from 8 weeks to 16 weeks depending on demand. We interpret the term 'Young Hen' as a pullet under 12 months of age and use the wording so as not to confuse clients who do not understand the term - pullet. The birds are sold at this age as they are perfectly suited to growing with your family and based on demand.
Please call or email to confirm availability. Our main season is from September to May when the chickens are laying well.