Cream Legbar or mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LRH97, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This pretty guy showed up on our property about three days ago. We finally caught him today and put him in a cage with plenty of food and water. The only thing we can come up with is that someone must have seen our birds free ranging and dumped him off, as we made sure he didn't belong to our neighbors, who also have a flock. It actually kind of ticks me off, not because we have him (I'm glad we do now), but because there are other ways unwanted birds can be used. Dumping them off to fend for themselves or making them somebody else's "problem" is not one of them. He's obviously been roosting outside. We are currently treating his frost-bitten comb and wattles. I'm just glad we caught him before our roos did! Anyway, I have four CL hens but have not had the opportunity to own a roo. He looks strikingly similar to some of the pictures we've seen. However, he has red earlobes. I'm starting to think he may be a mix. Thoughts?
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  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Glad you caught him, unfortunately there are way too many uncaring people in the world... He is not a Cream Legbar, and probably not even a mix... I am most likely wrong, lol, but he kinda looks like a Biefelder maybe? He is gorgeous anyways! :)
     
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  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    He looks a little like a Biefelder, but is probably just a handsome barnyard mix.
     
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  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one seeing Bielefelder, lol... and sorry, I misspelled it earlier... :)
     
  6. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! I'm not familiar with the breed. I just looked at pictures and they are gorgeous birds. He does have a similar feather pattern, that's for sure. I'll do a little more hunting. Any other thoughts/comments are most certainly welcome! [​IMG]
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    M thought is, it's far more likely he is a barnyard mix instead of a rare, expensive breed. That same color is easily obtained by breeding a red bird to a black barred bird. I've produced hens of similar coloring in my mixed breeding pens.
     
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  8. Wyandottes7

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    I agree.
     
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  9. Lady of McCamley

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    No one in their right mind would dump a Bielfelder off as they can be $50 a chick! If they couldn't keep him, he would be easy to sell or even give away!
    Much more likely somebody's backyard mix, and they couldn't have roo's.
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  10. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, that's what I thought too. When I first noticed him, I thought, "That looks something like a Cream Legbar! But, it can't be. CL chicks are expensive, so who would just dump a CL roo?" I really doubt someone would dump a purebred Bielfelder too. So, I'll probably sell him on craigslist as a mixed breed. Or, he may wind up in the dumpling pot. Haven't completely decided yet. Thanks everyone for your inputs! [​IMG]
     

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