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Cream legbars

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rainbowfamily, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Rainbowfamily

    Rainbowfamily In the Brooder

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    I have two (they are supposed to be) cream legbars. We specifically found and got them for the coveted blue eggs that they lay. They both started laying this week (under a bush no less). The only problem is that their eggs are not blue, they are your regular peach brown. Were we tricked or can it take a little longer for their colors to come in? With our americanas they laid their greenish blues right away. But I have not had this breed before.
     
  2. CityslickerHomestead

    CityslickerHomestead Songster

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    I’m not a CL owner, but I was always under the impression their eggs are always blue. Do you have pictures of them?
     
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  3. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

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    The should only lay blue/green eggs. They could be a home made attempt at olive eggers or just mixes, or a different breed. I second pictures, they’d help.
     
  4. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

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    3rd on photos, very possible you didn't get the breed you thought you got...
     
  5. CluckNDoodle

    CluckNDoodle Crowing

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    No matter the chicken breed, each individual chicken will always lay the same color eggs that they started laying, with maybe some shade variation through seasons or with age but a hen that lays brown eggs will always lay brown eggs, a hen that lays blue eggs will always lay blue eggs, etc.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    4th!
     
  7. Rainbowfamily

    Rainbowfamily In the Brooder

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    Here are pictures of the ladies Ann and Cleopatra. 1D396A7C-58D6-461D-86EA-5854E3FA9C63.jpeg 1D396A7C-58D6-461D-86EA-5854E3FA9C63.jpeg 05477D05-FDAC-4E64-BDD7-EB6BBF3EF671.jpeg
     
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  8. CityslickerHomestead

    CityslickerHomestead Songster

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    Well, they look like cream legbars to me, but maybe someone with a more discerning eye can tell you what they’re mixed with. The only time I’ve heard of an egg color changing, was someone’s black copper marans hen’s dark-brown/chocolate eggs were getting progressively lighter, as if the pigment she was depositing was getting reduced.

    However I read blue egg layers lay blue eggs, where the actual shell is blue too, so that should never change. Brown egg layers lay white eggs and deposit a brown pigment as it passes through their system. Which is why the exterior is brown and the interior is white.

    Maybe I read it on here?
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Front one looks like a CCL, other one looks like a cross.

    All Correct.
    Pigment can get lighter as season progresses, will go darker again after the molting/winter break.
     

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