So, I posted something on the Cream Legbar pictures thread related to a lovely golder-looking bird. I got confused about which thread I was on, and asked a question. I'd still like to ask the question here, apologies for the cross-post if you follow both threads:
I've been following the recent cream discussion with interest, because I find it so interesting to read discussions of how to influence such a complex color pattern. I do find myself hoping, though, that perhaps we will ultimately have different variants of CL coloring that can be equally valued, because although the light birds are attractive, I happen to think that the "gold" birds that everyone is talking about "fixing" are actually really quite lovely. It would be nice to have a few variants in patterns (sorry, I meant coloring) accepted for growth of the breed (or am I misguided, in that if you go too much in that direction, they look too much like a brown leghorn?). Mine are hatchery stock (except my most excellent cockerel, from ChicKat) and I'm not/will never be a breeder, so I don't have a dog in this hunt. I just love my CLs and am expressing a preference regarding their coloring...
Could someone explain what is meant by "crele"? (I saw those in the online show.) Is that, perhaps, what I'm "looking" for or referring to as a variant? What is the difference between "crele" and "gold"? (Apologies if my questions are stupid/basic - I'm simultaneously working on an aloha naked neck project, and feather genetics are completely scrambled in my head right now!)
- Ant Farm
Edited by Fire Ant Farm - 11/20/15 at 7:40pm