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Can Cream Legbars lay white eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a cream legbar who lays white eggs, people on a facebook group are now saying "she is not a pure breed, she is a cross" and it is really starting to get on my nerves, can she lay white eggs or does this mean she isn't a pure breed?
     
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    no they cant lay white

    she is a cross

    i have cross legbars that look like legbars but lay any colour egg

    there are a few official non recognised varieties of legbar hybrids

    one is cotswold legbar

    another is columbine

    another is Fenton blue and fenton rose

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    and i just created one which is what you might have a white legbar (they dont have to be all white its all about what they crossed with)

    that is crossing a white leghorn with a legbar to get the mix of white and green egg

    gives a almost white off white/green egg (like a duck egg)
     
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  3. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    im annoyed she was selt to me by a pet shop and a pure breed cream legbar!
     
  4. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    they look sooooooo similar that people dont know the difference


    my hybrids are pure legbar roo crossed with hybrids reds and leghorn hens

    and the chicks looks just like a pure legbar

    the main difference in not seen untill POL age and even then you need a keen eye to tell them apart


    here is a fenton
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    here is a columbine
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    here is an old cotwold legbar
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    here is a pure cream legbar
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  5. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    so which is myne??
     
  6. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    a picture would help but yours might not be any of them but just a experimental breed

    for egg-ample someone might have tried crossing a cream legbar rooster with a black or brown leghorn

    which would give you the cream legbar looks but that off white sort of egg colour
     
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  8. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    very very clearly a hybrid

    what its been crossed with is hard to say but seems to me with a white egg layer
     
  9. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    i feel really thick now :( what about a white leghorn??
     
  10. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    No defo not a WHITE leghorn

    maybe a leghorn of another colour like a brown

    here are my chicks

    The one on left is a Cream Legbar Roo crossed with a Red Warren (Prod Red)

    The one on right is a Cream Legbar Roo crossed with a White Leghorn

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    as you can see the one on left is feathered like a cream legbar and the one on right is feathered white like leghorn with a few black barred feathers
    both are pullets as i vent sexed them and they will both grow to have the crown
     
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