A chicken of a breed with mottled black and white plumage.
- Originally known as Black Leghorns, Anconas have lustrous black feathers, some tipped with white, giving a beautiful mottled appearance.
- As well as individual success for the Ancona, Mr Addison's birds also won a string of prizes at the Staffordshire show in classes for Old English Game bantams, pullets and Weaten hens.
- The Ancona originated near the city of Ancona, Italy, from early Leghorns and other breeds.
mid 19th century: from the place name Ancona (see Ancona1).