4. Hens are docile, but might not enjoy being picked up. The Cream Legbar : A sex linked attractive bird that should lay blue tinted eggs. I have seen a lot of posts lately about what color(s) a breed lays, so I made a chart to put them all together. That about sums up this very popular chicken, the Legbar. On an average, the Legbar roosters weight about 3.4 kg and hens about 2.7 kg. They were first bred back in 1931 which Barred Rocks, Leghorns, Araucanas and Gold penciled Hamburgs were crossed together. Prolific egg production is a hallmark of a good Legbar. Any that don’t are not a pure Cream Legbar. The Cream Legbar was presented at the 1947 London Dairy Show as a new breed of cream colored autosexing chicken, friendly in temperament, and prolific layer of blue eggs. They tend to be more spherical than most chicken eggs, and because of this they look shorter and therefore smaller. The males are blurred paler colours with or without a headspot. It is friendly and calm. Columbian Blacktail Another name for this chicken is the Calder Ranger. Most important was the trait of auto-sexing in chicks. The Araucanas introduced the dilute creme gene (‘inhibitor of gold’) as well as the crest and the blue eggs into the varierty.

Favori. It was developed by cross-breeding the Gold Legbar with White Leghorn and creme-colored Araucanas chicken. white legbar chicken Legbar females will sometimes go broody, and they make excellent mother hens. Sep 24, 2016 - Explore Denise Starbuck's board "Cream Legbar chickens" on Pinterest. Feathers moderately long and close to the body. Cream Legbar Chicken Breed Appearance: Crest is spiked and feathered, 3 color varieties are gold, silver, and cream (See more about Legbar color) Primary use: Egg production Annual Egg production: 180-260 Egg Size: Large Egg Color: Blue Temperament: Friendly Egg color: Blue, Olive, Green Origin: Great Britain Adult male weight: 6 – 7.5 lbs. While this gets a bit technical about chicken genetics, the Araucanas brought the dilute creme gene to the mixture, which inhibits the gold gene from being expressed in the chicks (which is why Cream Legbars are a light grey or cream color). Cream Legbar Egg Production. Cream legbar chick color. Did you know that it takes the average backyard hen about 24-26 hours to produce an egg? The egg colour is usually blue, though some will give olive eggs. The Legbar has three colour varieties: Gold, Silver and Cream. See our chart below and pages 12, 19 – 25 of the Cream Legbar Breed Guide for other SOP elements. The Cream Legbar is one of the most popular blue egg laying chickens. If the color that Punnett recognized and wrote about is a dilution of gold, then a gold basis is necessary to have a Cream-colored Cream Legbar. Sort by reaction score Thread starter ... the chicks I asked why they did not look all the same and was told it would not affect the adult coloring or the egg color. A Legbar hen is excellent at egg production. Egg Color: Blue or green: Use: Eggs: Comb Type: Single comb: Weight: Male: 7.5 lb (3.4 kg) Female: 6 lb (2.75 kg) Temperament: Friendly and docile, but can be aggressive during the breeding season. But, if you weigh the eggs you will find they nicely compare to other breeds. Breast: Dark gray, evenly barred, well defined outline. Cream legbar eggs are often deceptive in their appearance. Olive Egger; Easter Egger; Blue Favaucana; Chickens That Lay Cream Eggs. One trait that sets Cream Legbars apart from other breeds is their autosexing. Hen houses for sale . The first cream legbars I had at the Garden were a bad example of the breed. It is a rare breed that was designed from the early 20th century at Cambridge University’s Genetical Institute.

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