Cream Legbar Hybrid Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HaplessRunner, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. HaplessRunner

    HaplessRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This thread has been started for discussion of purposeful and inadvertent crosses of cream legbars.

    While many of us are working to improve the cream legbar for application for an APA SOP, there are many opportunities to explore the genetics and characteristics of this fabulous breed. So let your imagination take hold and lets discuss some of our discoveries, disappointments, and plans for various projects. Please feel to post your pictures and thoughts.
     
  2. HaplessRunner

    HaplessRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since I opened this thread, I will repost an item that I posted on the cream legbar thread. Enjoy & Comment!

    Apparent Confirmation of Transmission of Cream Legbar Autosexing Traits

    Earlier, I had posted some pictures of the results of crossing cream legbars with an EE hen and RIR hens. This came about initially to keep three males who had reached sexual maturity prior to the cream legbar pullets. This allowed the pullets to grow without too much harassment from the juvenile males. It worked as planned. So on a whim, I decided to hatch some of these eggs to see what would come of this crossing. i was curious as to whether the autosexing traits could be transmitted.

    When the three chicks hatched, I was fairly certain that the trait had been transmitted. The CCLxEE roo appeared to have a white spot on his head. Feather sexing also indicated that this chick was a roo. As you will note from the pictures at one week below, it does appear that the autosexing trait did transmit to this first generation cross.

    Hatching pictures of CCxEE Roo

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    CCLxEE Roo at one week

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    Note what appears to be a definitive white spot on his head as opposed to a "cap" exhibited by other barred chick varieties. While certainly a case may be made for the chipmunk stripping on this chicks back, my feeling is that this more attributable to the EE inheritance.

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    EE Mother of CCLxEE Roo

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    Father of CCLxEE Roo and CCLxRIR Pullets

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    With respect to the CCLxRIR crosses, each of these chicks exhibited strong chipmunk stripping as well some RIR striping from the back of their heads. Feather sexing also appears to indicate that these two chicks are pullets.

    The following pictures are of the CCLxRIR pullets on hatching day:

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    Pullet #2

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    The following pictures at one week of age are much more definitive. You will see heavy chipmunk striping and CCL eye liner as well as the RIR center strip down the back of the head. What you will not see is any indication of a white spot on the head of these chicks.

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    Both chicks together
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    This has been an interesting adventure. Thoughts?
     
  3. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yippie, another Cream Legbar thread to subscribe to!
     
  4. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Love the pictures! Since I only have females, I won't have any chicks - hybrids OR purebred.

    I'll just have to enjoy yours. Can't wait to hear what color eggs everyone gets from the mixes. [​IMG]
     
  5. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    Is there a recommended mix to increase the egg shade of blue to a richer blue?
     
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  6. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I have CL hybrid chicks They are Cream Legbar Rooster x SIlver Laced Cochins (which creates a Red Sexlink) pullets hatch reddish brown roosters hatch yellow/black or silver/black

    These are my 2 pullets I am growing out

    at hatch the 2 pullets are to the back left with reddish/brown faces
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    and I have 2 new hatched chicks they are CL x Silver Laced Wyandottes (also Red Sexlinks)

    the red/brown chick is the pullet the yellow and black is the rooster
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  8. HaplessRunner

    HaplessRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice, it is interesting to see your combinations. Keep the pictures coming on grow out!
     
  9. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    such cute chicks & pretty pullets ---- subscribing!!
     
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  10. normanack

    normanack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotta love fluffy Cream Legbars with fuzzy legs! Very pretty!
     

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