Leghorns originate from Italy, being sent to America around 1830. It is quite often thought of as an American bird since it was refined and perfected into a stable breed in the United States before being shipped back to Europe.
In 1869, it arrived in the UK in 1869. White Leghorns have been the main Egg producers in North America, as the American marketplace has demanded white eggs and has been used extensively in Battery cage systems over there.
Leghorns primary use is for eggs as they will typically start laying around 18 weeks, and lay consistently.
EGGS: 280-300 White eggs per year