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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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Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
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Originally Posted by duluthralphie View Post
 

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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