BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Help sex my ambiguous Cream Legbar day-old
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help sex my ambiguous Cream Legbar day-old

post #1 of 59
Thread Starter 

As you may know Cream Legbars are an autosexing breed. Like sex-linked hybrids, you should be able to sex at hatched based on coloration. But not everything is black and white.

 

Males are supposed to have a light spot on their head. Females have clearly defined chipmunk strips on their backs and eye stripes, while males have fuzzier striping. Boys are generally lighter than girls.

 

I have a chick that has no head spot, but has fuzzy stripes. I'm pretty sure he is a boy, but I hope some Legbar experts can chime in. (I am going to post a link to this thread on the CL thread).

 

 

1000

Bottom chick is clearly a girl, top chick is the question mark.

 

1000

Here he(?) is from the side so you can see the eye stripes.

I'm the boss chicken. My flock includes Black Stars/Sexlinks, Black Australorps, Crested Cream Legbars, Delawares, and Barred Rocks; as well as two daughters, and a wonderful garden-loving wife. RIP: Pumpkin & Banana (ISA Brown hens)

Reply

I'm the boss chicken. My flock includes Black Stars/Sexlinks, Black Australorps, Crested Cream Legbars, Delawares, and Barred Rocks; as well as two daughters, and a wonderful garden-loving wife. RIP: Pumpkin & Banana (ISA Brown hens)

Reply
post #2 of 59

This happens in all hybrids and breeds that autosex.  Occasionally you'll get a male with really light female stripes (I've gotten the same thing out of an order of Red SLs).

 

I would put a ton of money on that one being such a male.

"It's easy. You draw a red line on the ground, right? Then you wait for a chicken to come along. When he arrives, he puts his beak right on the line and he's hypnotized!"
Joey Santiago
Reply
"It's easy. You draw a red line on the ground, right? Then you wait for a chicken to come along. When he arrives, he puts his beak right on the line and he's hypnotized!"
Joey Santiago
Reply
post #3 of 59

Yes I think your guess is correct, the "blurring" of his back is the tip-off to me, strange he has a dark headspot instead of a light one.  You are correct that this little guy shoudn't be bred from (at least not for a CL line), you may lose the autosexing ability if you do.

 

Post a picture in about 2 weeks, you should know for sure by then!  I'm interested in seeing if we are correct.

 

Rinda

-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

Reply

-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

Reply
post #4 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by lonnyandrinda View Post

Yes I think your guess is correct, the "blurring" of his back is the tip-off to me, strange he has a dark headspot instead of a light one.  You are correct that this little guy shoudn't be bred from (at least not for a CL line), you may lose the autosexing ability if you do.

 

Post a picture in about 2 weeks, you should know for sure by then!  I'm interested in seeing if we are correct.

 

Rinda


x2 Can't wait to see update pics :)

Christ following military wife and mother to 3 energizer bunnies.

Cream Legbar Club Southern Region Director Got blue eggs?

Carolina Cream Legbars

Reply

Christ following military wife and mother to 3 energizer bunnies.

Cream Legbar Club Southern Region Director Got blue eggs?

Carolina Cream Legbars

Reply
post #5 of 59

X3!! Can you post pics in 2 weeks on the legbar thread? In case I forget to check back.
 

post #6 of 59
Thread Starter 

here is a one week update photo, that also shows more clearly that the questionable chick does have chipmunk stripes, just not as clear as the known female.

 

1000

I'm the boss chicken. My flock includes Black Stars/Sexlinks, Black Australorps, Crested Cream Legbars, Delawares, and Barred Rocks; as well as two daughters, and a wonderful garden-loving wife. RIP: Pumpkin & Banana (ISA Brown hens)

Reply

I'm the boss chicken. My flock includes Black Stars/Sexlinks, Black Australorps, Crested Cream Legbars, Delawares, and Barred Rocks; as well as two daughters, and a wonderful garden-loving wife. RIP: Pumpkin & Banana (ISA Brown hens)

Reply
post #7 of 59

hmmmm...in that picture they seem closer. What color is the chest down on the known female?

Christ following military wife and mother to 3 energizer bunnies.

Cream Legbar Club Southern Region Director Got blue eggs?

Carolina Cream Legbars

Reply

Christ following military wife and mother to 3 energizer bunnies.

Cream Legbar Club Southern Region Director Got blue eggs?

Carolina Cream Legbars

Reply
post #8 of 59

looks like a cockerel all the way

 

pullet

CreamLegbChikP.JPEG

 

cockerel

CreamLegbChikCkl.JPEG

owner of Itty Bitty Dowden Family Farm: https://www.facebook.com/#!/IttyBittyDowdenFamilyFarm

Reply

owner of Itty Bitty Dowden Family Farm: https://www.facebook.com/#!/IttyBittyDowdenFamilyFarm

Reply
post #9 of 59
Thread Starter 

They both have similar light tan chest down (at this point).

 

I recall some discussion on a UK forum which placed a lot of emphasis on the eye stripes.

 

Also, the parents came from two different flocks with different coloration, one produced lighter chicks (holding sex constant) and one produced darker chicks. My roo was lighter with a clear headspot as a chick, while the hen was darker. (Both were hatched from shipped hatching eggs at the same time).

I'm the boss chicken. My flock includes Black Stars/Sexlinks, Black Australorps, Crested Cream Legbars, Delawares, and Barred Rocks; as well as two daughters, and a wonderful garden-loving wife. RIP: Pumpkin & Banana (ISA Brown hens)

Reply

I'm the boss chicken. My flock includes Black Stars/Sexlinks, Black Australorps, Crested Cream Legbars, Delawares, and Barred Rocks; as well as two daughters, and a wonderful garden-loving wife. RIP: Pumpkin & Banana (ISA Brown hens)

Reply
post #10 of 59

the lighter one is a cockerel 

owner of Itty Bitty Dowden Family Farm: https://www.facebook.com/#!/IttyBittyDowdenFamilyFarm

Reply

owner of Itty Bitty Dowden Family Farm: https://www.facebook.com/#!/IttyBittyDowdenFamilyFarm

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: What Breed Or Gender is This?
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Help sex my ambiguous Cream Legbar day-old