So I have been looking for a good breeder / source for Cream Legbar hatching eggs to start my CLB flock. I live in Chesapeake, VA and it is not easy to find someone in driving distance... I do not want to resort to ordering eggs through the mail.
anyway I finally found someone who is going to sell me hatching eggs. He sent me some picture of the hens from his flock and all seemed well, they look pretty good, and i was pretty excited. Here are the first pictures he sent:
...not bad, right? not perfect maybe, but a couple pretty good looking birds. HOWEVER, then he sent a couple more that made me very concerned. Here are the pictures I am worried about:
...the colors are there, but the face on these hens clearly looks like an easter egger or an americana, like it is some kind of cross breed or fake CLB. the guy assured me that this was a normal variation and that it happens and these birds were in fact pure bred CLB's. My question is, is this correct? do they sometimes have beards like this? should i go ahead and get my eggs from him? Or does it seem like he is trying to pull the wool over my eyes with some kind of americana mix mutt birds?? I would appreciate anybody's thoughts on any of this. Thank you very much!