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They say that birds can't feel the "heat" of the cayenne and that it makes for an inhospitable environment for the worms. If you feed scratch grains the cayenne will at least keep the mice, rats and squirrels out of the feed.
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They say that birds can't feel the "heat" of the cayenne and that it makes for an inhospitable environment for the worms. If you feed scratch grains the cayenne will at least keep the mice, rats and squirrels out of the feed.


I like that idea!  I've got some really fat squirrels that get into my scratch - time for them to move on!!!!!  Thanks!

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I got some photos today.  These two are on the short list to show at the Southern Regional Cream Legbar Meet next month. Any thoughts on them?


Edited by GaryDean26 - 11/26/16 at 6:39am

Down to just Cream Legbars...

 

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This is Ohana. We got her originally as a mystery chick from my pet chicken. I have researched like crazy to find out exactly what breed she is, and the experts at BYC say she is a cream legbar. I am so happy to finally know what she is, and I look forward to those blue eggs. :weee

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This is Ohana. We got her originally as a mystery chick from my pet chicken. I have researched like crazy to find out exactly what breed she is, and the experts at BYC say she is a cream legbar. I am so happy to finally know what she is, and I look forward to those blue eggs. :weee

Hope she lays lots of pretty blue eggs for you!  You hit the jackpot on that mystery chick from MPC.  :) 

 

I love that first pic!  It's like she is saying "Come again?  You want me to lay what color egg??"  lol


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I got some photos today.  These two are on the short list to show at the Southern Regional Cream Legbar Meet next month. Any thoughts on them?

I am new to Cream Legbars, and don't have any at the moment (but I do have some eggs in the incubator :fl.)

 

Your birds look beautiful to me!  They have great type, tail angle isn't too high like I see on a lot of CLs.  Great color, not too much chestnut color in the shoulder of the male.  The cockerel has a nice straight comb, not crooked or floppy.  The pullet has the desired cream color in her hackles and no gold, that I've read can be difficult to acheive.  Kudos on your superb breeding of these fine birds!

 

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Thanks for the comments.  Even if you think you know what you are looking for it some times takes a 2nd set of eyes to point out something obvious that you have totally missed. Plus what I think I should be looking for changes every 6 months so it is really nice to have other people comment so that I know if I have moved closer to the goal of further way in the last 6 months.  :-)  

 

I ended up taking this boy to the show.  I got confused by the "c" and "k" on the cage tags for cock and cockerel and accidentally put this cock in the cockerel cage.  So he got judged against cockerels that were a year younger than him but place first of the three entries.

 

This hen is my favorites in the flock on most days but I pulled out three hens to choose from and decided to take the other two and leave this one home.  I must of choose well because my first Choice Hen took Best of Breed and my 2nd Choice (who I debating back and forth with this one and finally let my 7 year old choose for me) took Reserve of breed.  

 

This is the one that took Reserve of Breed. I though she posed quite nicely.

 

 

Her cousin who took best of breed wasn't as photogenic.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by kfelton0002 View Post
 

I am new to Cream Legbars, and don't have any at the moment (but I do have some eggs in the incubator :fl.)

 

Your birds look beautiful to me!  They have great type, tail angle isn't too high like I see on a lot of CLs.  Great color, not too much chestnut color in the shoulder of the male.  The cockerel has a nice straight comb, not crooked or floppy.  The pullet has the desired cream color in her hackles and no gold, that I've read can be difficult to acheive.  Kudos on your superb breeding of these fine birds!

 

:love 


Edited by GaryDean26 - 12/17/16 at 8:11pm

Down to just Cream Legbars...

 

Cream Legbar Club 

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Thanks for the comments.  Even when you think you know what you are looking for it some times takes a 2nd set of eyes to point out something obvious that you have totally missed. Plus what I think I should be looking for changes every 6 months so it it really nice to have other people comment so that I know if I have moved closer to the center of further way in the last 6 months.  :-)  

 

I ended up taking this boy to the show.  I got confused by the "c" and "k" on the cage tags for cock and cockerel and accidentally put this cock in the cockerel cage.  So you got judged against cockerels that were a year younger than him but place first of the three entries.

 

This hen is my favorites in the flock but I pullet out three hens and choose decided to take the other two and leave this one home.  I much of choose well because my first Choice Hen took Best of Breed and my 2nd Choice (who I debating back and forth with this one and finally let my 7 year old choose for me) took Reserve of breed.  

 

This is the one that took Reserve of Breed. I though she posed quite nicely.

 

 

Her cousin who took best of breed wasn't as photogenic.

 

 

 

 

Beautiful birds!  And congratulations on doing so well at the show!  I'm sure it feels wonderful to have your breeding efforts and hard work recognized.  That would be very exciting.  I have never shown poultry, but it definitely is something I would love to do one of these days.  I have a lot to learn and a long way to go before then.  :)

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The Second Annual Cream Legbar Online, Virtual Show

 

The Show is being extended to December 31, 2016. We need more entries!!! Brave the cold! Get those pictures! We want to see your beautiful legbars. :)

Rules for the Show:

1. Pictures of the entry birds should be unobstructed, close up views with profile views preferred.
2. Pictures should be visually appealing and taken by you.
3. Pictures must be of living birds.
4. Pictures must have been taken within two months of the show end date, December 15, 2016. Although not a requirement for this show, a digital date on the picture is helpful.
5. Pictures of birds must be posted on the Cream Legbar Club Second Annual Online, Virtual Show Facebook event page.
6. Entries will be accepted from November 2, 2016 – December 15, 2016.

Categories of Entries:

1. Varieties of Entrants: Cream Legbars, Golden Crele Legbars, and White Legbars
2. Entrants will be labelled as: Cocks, Hens, Cockerels, or Pullets

Judging and Results:

1. The best and reserve cock, hen, cockerel, and pullet for each variety will be determined.
2. The best and reserve variety will be determined from the best cock, hen, cockerel, and pullet within that variety.
3. The best and reserve in show will be determined from the best in variety champions.
4. The current Revision 4 of the draft Standard of Perfection (SOP) for the cream legbar will be used for judging. This draft SOP will also use the current drafts for the golden crele and white legbars in combined SOP format.

Awards:

1. The Best in Show and Reserve in Show winners will receive a one year paid membership to the Cream Legbar Club
2. Only one award membership will be granted per entrant.

Recommendations:

1. When adding your entry to the Facebook event page, please ensure that you title your entry with the variety and label of the bird to be entered.

Examples: Cream Legbar Cock; White Legbar Hen; Golden Crele Legbar Cockerel; Cream Legbar Pullet, etc. 

This will greatly facilitate judging of the bird and eliminate any confusion of the variety that you believe the bird to be.

2. The judging will be done by an APA registered/licensed poultry judge. So do your best to present your birds in show condition. If this were a live show, the judge would examine and pick up the bird. As such, the judge would expect to find birds freshly bathed and in peak condition.

3. Show birds have attitude!! They unfailingly have a sense of who they are and this message comes across loudly in the pictures of the bird. This, too, is a point of judging birds in a show. How does the chicken carry himself or herself in presenting themselves to other chickens and people? Capturing this attitude in a picture can make all the difference especially since the APA judge is unable to pick the bird up or observe the bird’s behavior in an online show.

4. Pay attention to lighting and setting. An artist will always ask “What is the light doing to the colors?” Your birds will show better in good lighting rather than a dark corner.

5. Chickens do not naturally pose for pictures! Try to take a lot of pictures and choose the one that best shows your bird. Ideally, you would like to see a relaxed inquisitive bird in the picture rather than a frightened bird chased into a corner.

As always, we wish everyone the best of luck in this online show. We are really looking forward to the great pictures of your birds and the results of the great work that you are doing to support the legbar breed and its varieties!

FINAL NOTE: As noted in the judging section, we will use the current draft Revision 4 of the Cream Legbar SOP as posted on the club website. This revision 4 will be presented in a combined SOP format with the Golden Crele Legbar and White Legbar draft SOPs. We are seeking the APA judge’s and your comments particularly on the Golden Crele Legbar SOP. All legbar varieties use the same shape and physical structure of the male and female, this will be evident as you peruse the draft Combined SOP.

 

Entries may be made on our Facebook Event page, https://www.facebook.com/events/146334235851288/, or by e-mailing me at bostonmarkley@gmail.com


Breeds I am working with:  Cream legbars, Swedish flower hens, jubilee orpingtons.



 



Farm:  High Water Hill Farm, Lovettsville, VA


NPIP: VA 52-268
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Breeds I am working with:  Cream legbars, Swedish flower hens, jubilee orpingtons.



 



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