Cream Legbar Hybrid Thread

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

  1. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. I have not called mine EEs(though technically they do fall in the category) I call them CL hybrids.
     
  2. normanack

    normanack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Leggers and Muttbars have been suggested. . . I'm sure there are more. :)
     
  3. CibolaChooks

    CibolaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i forgot about silvers. I think allot of hatchery AMs look like silver hybrids
     
  4. CibolaChooks

    CibolaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2
     
  5. CibolaChooks

    CibolaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like both of those
     
  6. HaplessRunner

    HaplessRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From Wikipedia:

    An Easter Egger is any chicken that possesses the "blue egg" gene, but doesn't fully meet any breed description as defined in the American Poultry Association's (APA) standards, or in the case of Easter Egger bantams, the American Bantam Association's (ABA) standards. The name derives from the resemblance of their colorful eggs to Easter eggs. The Araucana, Ameraucana, and Easter Egger are descended from the same founder stock that spread around the world from Chile and the Falklands.

    Commonly confused with the pure bred Araucana and Ameraucana, Easter Eggers are often sold under the name of one of the aforementioned. The majority of chickens in laying flocks that lay blue or green eggs are Easter Eggers.[1] Commonly exhibiting muffs and beards, they generally resemble Ameraucanas. The color of Easter Eggers is particularly variable, and they appear in a great number of patterns.

    So they technically are Easter Eggers. However, that term is unsatisfying since from both marketing and personal viewpoint perspectives. I would not recommend "muttbars" since there are many negative connotations with the term "mutt". At the show in Virginia last November, a breeder tried to argue that cream legbars were just mutt chickens, crossbreeds.

    Most synonyms for hybrid are not becoming either. We would certainly want the term to be distinctive from Easter Eggers. I looked up synonyms for "colorful" since that is what these eggs are. The words that appealed to me was "prism" or "prismatic".

    "Prism Eggers", anyone?
     
  7. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Not bad!

    I do not like muttbars either. It seems like it would send negative images of unplanned crosses, where as most of us are purposefully doing this cross. I know my specific crosses create sexlinks so that to me is a positive aspect that I think people would enjoy. They should definitely have a name that sends positive images and also reflects that they are indeed part CL.

    So maybe instead of Prism Eggers they could be Prism Legbars? or I think I like better Prismatic Legbars?
     
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  8. CibolaChooks

    CibolaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Creamys
     
  9. farmhand

    farmhand Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like Muttbars
     
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  10. CibolaChooks

    CibolaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cream muddles
     

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