Cream Legbar or mutt?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KristinaE, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. KristinaE

    KristinaE Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered a batch of chicks from Meyer Hatchery in June, in in my group was two easter eggers. They looked similar, though one was puffy cheeked and one was smooth. As they grew I posted a pick of the odd looking one, and folks here told me she looked like a cream legbar. Now that is a fortunate hatchery mix-up!

    She is 17 weeks old now, and I am not sure if she is pure legbar or if there is something mixed up n there. (The feathered shanks in pic three are making me wonder). Care to take a peek and venture a guess?

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Cream Legbar mix to me. Pure Legbars shouldn't have feathered legs
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The feathered legs are off, but otherwise she looks like a CCL. I guess the other option would be an Olive egger, with some Marans in the mix, but she looks Legbar. Guess you'll know when she starts laying....blue would be pure Legbar, just not breeding standard.
     
  5. KristinaE

    KristinaE Out Of The Brooder

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    It will be fun to see what color her eggs are. She is a confusing bird because of the leg feathers, but other than that she looks just like a Legbar. It would be great to get an accidental blue egg layer. Hopefully I'll find out in the the next two months!
     
  6. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    She is a BEAUTIFUL Cream Legbar mix breed. I have seen many CL mixes that look extremely similar to pure CL. The first thing I noticed about your chicken is that she has red earlobes, CL have white earlobes, and then of course the feathered legs which CL also doesn't have. I would agree with @donrae and say you likely have an Olive Egger, at the very least you know you will get some shade of a blue/green egg no matter the mix.
     
  7. KristinaE

    KristinaE Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't think to check earlobe color. It will be a fun waiting game to see what color her egg is.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cream Legbar mix.
     

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