A chicken of a breed with black-and-white mottled 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.
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