Originally Posted by TBirdsTheWord33
Oops, yes, I see that now...I completely misread your post. It is enjoyable, though, to share pics of these magnificent birds. I do hope you post some of yours. :-)
No problem! Your pullet reminds me a lot of my own Legbars. She is heavily melanized. Which just means she is dark and possibly has "lacing" or barring on her chest. It also seems to correspond with what appears as specks of white through out the body. I don't quite understand it but it shows up in a lot of CLB.
All of my starter birds have this trait to some extent. I have been trying to breed it out but I have a closely related group and all of my offspring last year showed it except one pullet that I kept. I am not completely sure how it manifests itself in the males.
If you don't plan on breeding your birds it isn't a problem. They are still CLB, I am just trying to work towards the proposed standard.