Like other Mediterranean breeds Leghorns can be excitable (try and keep away from the house) noisy and flighty. It is not a child-friendly breed. The bantams are more docile than the large fowl. The breed can cope well with confinement and are good winter layers. They are non-sitters.  

The Leghorn is a light soft feather breed, they are characterised by their large, single comb, which is folded on the female.  Birds have white earlobes and yellow legs.  There are many colours- Black, Blue, Brown, Buff, Cuckoo, Golden and Silver Duckwing, Exchequer, Partridge, Pile, and White.  

Depending on the strain they lay around 260 pure white eggs per year. They are one of the top pure-breed layers.

Leghorns are known for their impressive combs. Males have an exceptionally large upright single comb. On females, the comb should fall to one side which is known as folded comb. In cold weather, these are susceptible to frostbite so should be covered with Vaseline.