Anconas

a.k.a. Mottled Anconas

A painting of a pair of Rose Comb Anconas by van Gink
Illustration courtesy of Frances A. Bassom

One of the Mediterranean light weight, white egg breeds, this hardy bird takes its name form the city of Ancona in Italy. It can be found in both single and rose combed forms. Its plumage is black, with some of the feathers being tipped with white. Shanks and feet are yellow in the US standard, but the British call for a line of black mottling down the front of the shank, as can be seen in the above illustration.

In single-combed hens, the first point should stand straight up, and the rest of the comb should droop to the side.


Breed clubs:

The Ancona Club
P E Smedley
Leckby House, Flaxton
York Y06 7ZQ
England
phone: 01904-468387
e-mail: phil.boy@virgin.net

The Scottish Ancona Club
P E Smedley
Leckby House, Flaxton
York Y06 7ZQ
England
phone: 01904-468387
e-mail: phil.boy@virgin.net


Ancona Links:

Palm Beach County Poultry Fanciers Association's Ancona page

Anconas at Yellow House Farm

Anconas at Half Moon Heritage Farm


On the left, an Ancona male and on the right a pair
Photos courtesy of Andy Vardy

A Red Ancona female, an Australian variety
Photo courtesy of Andy Vardy

"Flathead," an Ancona hen, clearly showing the typical flopped comb
Photo courtesy of Ket

"Vinny" (left) and "Sydney," a young pair of Mottled Ancona bantams
Photos courtesy of Pete Akers

Two nice Mottled Ancona pullets
Photos courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A trio of Anconas
Photo courtesy of Timothy Lockett

An Ancona bantam rooster
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

"Roadrunner," a four-month-old cockerel
Photo courtesy of Ron Hodge

Here's "Alice," "Sweetie," and "Ozzie," five-month-old Anconas
Photos courtesy of Becky Dean

A Mottled Ancona pullet
Photo courtesy of Andrea Spencer

Here's "Andy" (see chick pictures below) at about one month of age -- Andy grew up to be a pullet
Photo courtesy of Pete Akers


Front and back views of a Mottled Ancona chick
Photos courtesy of Pete Akers

Ancona chicks
Photo courtesy of Phil Smedley

"Andy," another Ancona chick
Photo courtesy of Pete Akers

Still another Ancona chick
Photo courtesy of Becky Dean


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