Originally Posted by Bantambird @duluthralphie
I am noticing the same on my girls, bigger crests on my darker girls, smaller crests on my lighter girls...
Originally Posted by Bantambird
If I get too excited, it's alright to call me on anything. I am as easily eggcited as my birds when I bring the food bucket out. Thank you guys for being awesome and having awesome birds we can talk about.
That's what's so frustrating and yet so fun with working with a "new"-ish breed for which we still have a lot of things to work out. What a blast (but yes, how frustrating for those who want/need consistent results).
I keep not being able to get a good picture that captures it, but Joan Jett has a crest that I SWEAR is beginning to rival a Polish crest. Like, her crest feathers flop into her eyes!!! CRAZY!
BTW, I don't know if I have shared this observation here before, but for whatever it's worth: I'm in South Texas. It's hot. REALLY hot. I have been REALLY impressed with how well the Cream Legbars do in the extreme heat. (And I have Naked Necks that sometimes pant, so I have a good comparison). I'm not sure why - I'm sure part of it is the small body size as part of the "layer" body type.
But I thought I'd share that as a benefit - they are the birds I worry the LEAST about in the heat. (Can't report back yet on laying through the heat - mine started laying in November). If you happen to live in a very hot climate, and have had the experience of having to nurse your chickens through the summer with misters and ice, then you know how valuable a trait this is...
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