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Originally Posted by redchicken9 View Post

1.  Origin: British
Yes
2. Classification: Light
Yes
3. Egg Color: Blue, Green or Olive

I agree with what was said earlier, blue or blue green, perhaps we could borrow the existing color card for Ameraucana eggs.  Olive is out in my opinion.
Male

4. Carriage: Very sprightly and alert, with no suggestion of stiltiness.
Yes
5. Type: Body wedge shaped, wide at the shoulders and

narrowing slightly to root of tail.

Yes

6. Back long, flat and sloping slightly to the tail.

Yes

7. Breast prominent, and breast bone straight.

Yes

8. Wings large, carried tightly and well tucked up.

Yes

8. Tail moderately full at an angle of 45 degrees from the line of the back.
Yes
9. Head: Fine.

Yes

10. Beak stout, point clear of the front of the comb.

Yes

11. Eyes prominent.

Yes

12a. Comb single, perfectly straight and erect, large but not overgrown,

Yes

12b. deeply and evenly serrated (5 to 7 spikes broad at the base),

Yes

12c. extending well beyond back of the head and following, without touching, the line of the head,

Yes

12d. free from ‘thumb marks’ or side spikes.

Yes

13. Face smooth.

Yes

14. Ear-lobes well developed, pendent, smooth and free from folds, equally matched in size and shape.

Yes

15. Wattles long and thin.

Yes

This sounds like a great start!

-Rinda

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We are currently breeding BBS LF Ameraucanas, EEs, Black Copper Marans, Cream Legbars, and soon Isbars.

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-Rinda

Secretary, Cream Legbar Club- join here!

One busy momma- 4 kiddos, 30+ beehives, a dog, and LOTS of chickens.

We are currently breeding BBS LF Ameraucanas, EEs, Black Copper Marans, Cream Legbars, and soon Isbars.

OK NPIP #3271- will ship

www.chickenfanatics.com

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Ok, I'm not promoting this is as an example of a fine cream legbar male.  It is one of two that I have.  I utilized as a baseline to consider the first 15 points.  A yes means I understand the standard and think it works.

 

When you go through this, the goal is to confirm language and express an opinion.  Indicate where you may or  may not have knowledge.

 

1.  Origin: British (yes)
2. Classification: Light (yes)

3. Egg Color: Blue, Green or Olive (Yes, however mine only produce blue eggs. Here I'd prefer shades of blue over shades of green or olive).


Male

4. Carriage: Very sprightly and alert, with no suggestion of stiltiness. (Yes, to the best of my knowledge I see  sprightly and alert roos.  If stiltiness is upright on stilts like contributed by Steen post 2561 The Legbar Thread, then CL do not appear stilty.  If it means stiff, or walking on stilts or uneven gait, I still believe I don’t see this in my birds, nor would I choose to breed towards this look).

5. Type: Body wedge shaped, wide at the shoulders and

narrowing slightly to root of tail. (Yes)

6. Back long, flat and sloping slightly to the tail. (Yes) A more distant photo below shows this.

7. Breast prominent, and breast bone straight. (Could be, would like more information on this on prominent, looks straight)

8. Wings large, carried tightly and well tucked up. (wings not small, mostly see this position is there some way to determine well tucked up.  If you see tips from below, is this off).

8. Tail moderately full at an angle of 45 degrees from the line of the back. (How is this judged?  Looking over my male photos it seems more upright, couldn’t find one that suited this specification on internet.  Is there a common US breed with a similar 45 degree tail to consider).

9. Head: Fine. (vs. blocky? Ok)

10. Beak stout, point clear of the front of the comb. (yes)

11. Eyes prominent. (yes)

12a. Comb single, perfectly straight and erect, large but not overgrown, (yes)

12b. deeply and evenly serrated (5 to 7 spikes broad at the base), (yes, mine could improve on even serration, but good standard)

12c. extending well beyond back of the head and following, without touching, the line of the head, (yes)

12d. free from ‘thumb marks’ or side spikes. (yes, have one off spike on mine, would like pictures on thumb marks or side spikes)

13. Face smooth. (yes)

14. Ear-lobes well developed, pendent, smooth and free from folds, equally matched in size and shape. (standard is good, not sure if there’s a fold in mine here)

         15. Wattles long and thin. (yes)

 


Edited by redchicken9 - 10/3/12 at 5:16pm
post #73 of 3240
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I would be happy to take over this part of the project and keep a running list of members/interested parties/contributors.  Do you want to forward what has already been sent over to me or should everyone just resend to me?

 

Rinda

Thank you for the offer! I'll forward the information to you. smile.png

post #74 of 3240
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Originally Posted by lonnyandrinda View Post

This sounds like a great start!


Thanks for doing this.  Great sounds like you understand the wording of the UK standard and agree it's worth keeping for all lines, except for egg color (3).  Out of curiosity are you able to show or lead me to a photo for point 8?

post #75 of 3240
On 8. Wings large, carried tightly and well tucked up.

Pictures of CLs in general seem to show large wings.

Tough for me to tell if they're carried tightly, but I'm assuming they generally are.

Well tucked up: What, precisely, does this mean? Seems like CL wings seem to droop from front to back compared to the average chicken. Or is that not what "well tucked up" is referring to?
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. Tail moderately full at an angle of 45 degrees from the line of the back. (How is this judged?  Looking over my male photos it seems more upright, couldn’t find one that suited this specification on internet.  Is there a common US breed with a similar 45 degree tail to consider)

 

Figures 10 -11 in the APA SOP shows how this is determined. Pg 139 of the 2010 SOP shows what 45 degrees looks like on the Sicilian Buttercup male. The picture of the male here shows a 90 degree tail, which is a DQ in every breed except the Japanese bantam.

 

Walt

post #77 of 3240
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Originally Posted by lonnyandrinda View Post

This sounds like a great start!

X2 

 

a good way to handle it...and to add/reinforce, if there are no olive cream legbar eggs in the USA - then this would be detrimental.  Full agreement here. 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. - Pasternak

 

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"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. - Pasternak

 

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

Cream Legbar Club  www.creamlegbarclub.com

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post #78 of 3240
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Originally Posted by fowlman01 View Post

. Tail moderately full at an angle of 45 degrees from the line of the back. (How is this judged?  Looking over my male photos it seems more upright, couldn’t find one that suited this specification on internet.  Is there a common US breed with a similar 45 degree tail to consider)

 

Figures 10 -11 in the APA SOP shows how this is determined. Pg 139 of the 2010 SOP shows what 45 degrees looks like on the Sicilian Buttercup male. The picture of the male here shows a 90 degree tail, which is a DQ in every breed except the Japanese bantam.

 

Walt

I think all my chickens, all my breeds have 90-degree tails, so that is something for me to work on in the future.  The original pictures of the original cream legbars from Punnett are here for -- Walt please correct me if I got the verbage wrong by using the word 'type'.   I think these 1940's images show what Punnett considered correct.    

 

Figure 1 and Figure 2 are showing the 45-degrees I believe.  Although my chickens do have different tail positions at different times depending on what they are doing, pecking, crowing, walking running etc.  

http://www.ias.ac.in/jarch/jgenet/41/1.pdf


Edited by ChicKat - 10/3/12 at 5:48pm

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. - Pasternak

 

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

Cream Legbar Club  www.creamlegbarclub.com

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"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. - Pasternak

 

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

Cream Legbar Club  www.creamlegbarclub.com

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post #79 of 3240
Thread Starter 

Dear Walt, ignorance will no longer be bliss for me!  smile.png  Thanks for the tail information, I suspected as much as 90 degrees!
 

post #80 of 3240
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ChicKat, do you think you could post Ice and go through the first 1-15 lines.  Anyone else available to comment on standards and what they say and how clear they are?  All help, helps!

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