National Geographic : 1927 Apr
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE SINGLE COMB ANCONAS (SEE TEXT, PAGE 420) Outside of their native Italy, the Anconas, or Mottled Leghorns as they are sometimes called, are scarcely known, save in America, where they arrived by way of England (see page 391). In general they have characteristics similar to their more famous cousins and compatriots, the Leghorns (see opposite page). ( National Gieographic Society BLUE ANDALUSIANS (SEE TEXT, PAGE 437) While of comparatively little economic importance, this breed commands interest on account of its lovely slate-blue plumage laced with a darker hue. In its veins flows the blood of the Black Spanish, an old breed having a white face (see page 445). The Andalusian was originally known as the Blue Minorca. For explanation of this peculiar blue color see page 387.