Cream Legbar Hybrid Thread - Page 228
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He is pretty cool looking too! I like the look of this male.
Edited by chicken pickin - 7/2/15 at 9:10am
Isnt that the worst, those darn friendly males. I try my best not to get attached since any male I don't keep goes to the freezer. I feel awful sometimes because so many are just so great, but you can only keep so many males right.
Do you have more pics of your cute little cockerel? Im curious if he may already be a hybrid since he has the reddish brown color to his chest. Cream Legbar males feather in gray and white barred, even on the breast area. I suppose more colorful lines of CL might color in like this but you typically see gray and white.
My legbar saga continues.
Some of you might remember that I bought a flock of "purebred" legbars last year. The eggs would never hatch, so I ended up crossing the rooster to my speckled sussex. I crossed the hens with my turken rooster. My hatch rate went up, and it was a good time to test the pureness of the egg color.
My first pullet to lay was one of the sussex crosses. The eggs were nearly white.
My pullets from the legbar hens crossed with the turken rooster lay BROWN eggs. Super disappointed in the person who sold them to me.
Two eggs on the top are legbar x turken. Bottom egg is Sussex x legbar.
Here is one of my crested Turken pullets that has a legbar for a mom. Despite the color of egg she may lay, how can she not be adorable!
Doesn't matter much what's behind a Naked Neck they all ( except frizzles and totally naked) are beautiful to me. Not especially fond of barred either but I can live with them.
One of my many projects this year was to further my autosexing EE project. I knew that legbars would bring size down and I want a dual purpose bird so I got a red ranger hen to breed to my legbar, she was about 15 lbs. I got 2 chicks from her before she had a heart attack and it turned out to be a pair. Here they are
That pullet especially is beautiful should make a nice sized hen.
I got back a hen today that I breed in May of 2013, she was 1/4 Easter Egger 1/4 Production Red and 1/2 Black Jersey Giant. She is totally black, lays a brown egg and looks like an EE puffy cheeks and all. Going to put her under a NN rooster to see if I can produce a bigger NN.
Edited by draye - 7/2/15 at 4:53pm
some cracking eye liner!
Can anyone tell me is the different colours could be auto sexing? My cl roo is quite white he is pure, so are my yellow chicks going to end up quite white? The dark chicks i have no idea how rheyll end up but theyre adorable! Cleopatra eyes! Are the dark ones female? Thanks
Wow. Those feathered legs are odd. Whoops, just realized I was on the Hybrid page.
Edited by KendyF - 7/2/15 at 6:36pm
Ok . Now that I know the cross I can try to explain what is happening . Your rooster is giving 1 barring gene to all his chicks so no sexing by head spot . The hens are wheaten based . The rooster is very light and may be only partially wild type ( striped chick ) . He almost looks like he has 1 copy Columbian restriction . So the gold hens are passing gold to the cockerels . The rooster is giving cream to all chicks plus gold . Now wheaten is a poor background color for sexing . My best guess is the more gold chicks are cockerels and the lighter ones pullets . The striped chicks may or may not be sexed by eyeliner . Mark them and let us know how they turn out .