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I am hatching cream legbar eggs.   

 

I have had them in a coop and run by themselves since thanksgiving. Today I hatched a white cream legbar!

 

In talking to someone that knows them well, I found out they can carry a white recessive gene. Unfortunately, the little guy does not look like he will live, He seems to be malformed where the yolk sac is.

 

I thought some of you might like to see his picture.  I never even knew they could occur.  I was scratching my head on how he showed up in the hatcher..

 

 

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I am hatching cream legbar eggs.   

 

I have had them in a coop and run by themselves since thanksgiving. Today I hatched a white cream legbar!

 

In talking to someone that knows them well, I found out they can carry a white recessive gene. Unfortunately, the little guy does not look like he will live, He seems to be malformed where the yolk sac is.

 

I thought some of you might like to see his picture.  I never even knew they could occur.  I was scratching my head on how he showed up in the hatcher..

 

 

Poor little guy!  Some CLs do carry recessive white -- and it sounds like there is a pair in the background of your hatching eggs.  some find the whites particulalry attractive.  There is a thread on BYC specifically devoted to the white recessives:

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/827877/white-sport-cream-legbars

Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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