Cream Legbar Hybrid Thread - Page 257
I've got some Cream Legbar/Russian Orloff mixes in the incubator from my last Cream Legbar hen. Any guesses on what they could look like?
They should lay green eggs. If the Marans is from a dark egg line, the green will be darker. Yes it is possible to have a Legbar that doesn't have a crest, but it's not desired and many people wouldn't use them for breeding. But if you are making a mix it doesn't matter, but the chicks won't have a crest if the parent doesn't have a crest.
Start a thread on this forum: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this and post some pictures.
Yes, the difference should be clear. I have both and can easily tell them apart. Post some pics on the cream legbar thread if you want some input. Legbars can be without a crest. I have a line of small crested legbar males and sometimes I get some that are without a crest.
If you cross your legbars with your gcm you will get most likely get some that are crested and some that are not. It also matters how large the crests are in your legbars. The smaller the crest the less likely they will pass them on when mixed with a non crested breed of chicken.