Originally Posted by Dianne88
I just set SBEL eggs again, the ones from last year didn't hatch 😞. The ones I just received are WLH hen and CCL roo. I'm sure I'll have crested chicks, supper excited!
The ones with the CCL Daddy are typically called Sapphires, they sell a lot of those where I am at. They turn oout really cute!
I have SBELS from a Blue Wheaten Am Dad and a WLH Mom. They all turn out white with blue or black freckles...love them, my favorite bird. I have my own Wheaten Roo I am making some 2nd gen babies with them.
When I put the 1st gen SBEL's with my blue marans Rooster, I get Olive eggers that lay great, and they are usually blue and look like a blue ameraucana with the muffs and beard, or occasionally black and look the same. a tiny bit of copper leakage sometimes. I have gotten a couple splash looking birds, but more rarely.
ETA: I should note that when I have done the 2nd gen SBELS previously, (SBEL back to Ameraucana) the eggs are a little bluer but they do not lay as prolifically as the F1's, and I don't like the temperament as much. Have never noticed the leg color as being a sex linked trait, I thank you for that information, will have to see if that pans out with my chicks if I do F1's. I do not have any leghorn pullets right now but am going to pick a few up this fall I think.Edited by La Casa de Pollo - 8/21/15 at 9:03am