One of the most economical choices for egg production, the White Leghorn is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. Their eggs are consistently large to extra large in size. The birds tend to mature very early which means egg producing begins quickly! They are not favored as meat birds as they do not get to be large birds, and can tend to be very active and flighty. They rarely go broody, which makes them well suited for uninterrupted egg laying. Egg quality and shell strength are consistently good.