Mille Fleur Leghorns
If you are not familiar with Mille Fleur Leghorns, don’t feel out of the loop. This color variety of Single Combed Leghorn was nearly extinct. A small group of people in Europe began working to bring them back; now The Omelet Ranch, and a handful of other breeders in the United States, have joined the effort.
This variety is believed to have been made using Buff Leghorns and Speckled Sussex which would account for their surprisingly calm temperament. Mille Fleurs are mild-mannered, friendly and curious in comparison with other variations of this breed. They make very sweet pets as they come up to you always in search of new treats.
Mille Fleur Leghorns are excellent layers of white and light cream eggs. One hen will lay around 300 per year. Leghorns mature quickly, but are generally not considered to be large birds. Like most Mediterranean Fowl they average from 4 lbs to 6 lbs at maturity. This breed is not yet listed in the APA Standard although most breeders are working towards that goal.