Is it post 1094 where GaryDean26 gave us this link??
This is Punnett's original work. To me, the crest on the female looks dark. It's text-fig. 1. Legbar Pullet. And THAt may be the exact difference I was seeing in UK Cream Legbars and USA Cream Legbars.
As GaryDean said the UK standard is:Plumage, Female : Neck hackles cream, softly barred grey. Breast salmon, well defined in outline. Body silver-grey, with rather indistinct broad soft barring. Wings, primaries grey-peppered; secondaries very feintly barred; coverts silver grey. Tail silver grey, feintly barred. Crest cream and grey, some chestnut permissible.
I have to say that I like the dark crest better.... JMO, but then I have yet to actually see a barred crest on a female up close and personal.
Wow, if anyone comes across a color plate of that illustration, please be sure to post a link!