Cream Legbars

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jeremy, May 21, 2011.

  1. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    My CL rooster is suffering from some really bad frostbite, worse than my other roosters. Unfortunately I think he will lose all his tips and maybe a little of his actual comb.
     
  2. CibolaChooks

    CibolaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They get frostbite every year. My first ones did last winter and again this winter and all but one of last seasons keepers have got it this winter
     
  3. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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  4. Ashdoes

    Ashdoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our main boy lost all his tips, and the second boy lost tips down to half his comb. It was completely unavoidable. -8* and 70% humidity outside. I was quite devastated, but they seem to be fine now. Our Cochin boys last year had zero issues, but the Creams combs are much larger then I thought they were going to be.
     
  5. KPenley

    KPenley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's odd...my boys in an open coop (pretty much open a on all sides covered with a ceiling tarp to keep out rain are fine. My boys in the coops with more protection now have horrible frostbite from the last 2-3 weeks of cold! The babies are all protected, but they have insulated places to sleep.

    Interestingly, the hens all tuck their heads nicely so there is no permanent damage [​IMG]
     
  6. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    The coop keeps in more humidity and the humidity is what causes frostbite.
     
  7. normanack

    normanack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I appreciate the input -- thanks all!

    It looks like frostbite could be an issue in colder climates. My CL rooster is hurting -- he is losing all his points but one, and at least half the blade, and some of the comb underneath the tips. His wattles are half-black and frozen together. It's unusually cold here (Michigan) this winter, but last winter was mild and the CL rooster I had at that time was frostbitten as well, though not as badly.

    Anecdotal evidence at best, I know -- but my non-CL straight-combed rooster is fine.

    If it does turn out the CLs are not cold-hardy (or at least if their combs aren't), I wonder how long it would take the breed to adapt to cold? Is this a trait one can breed for?
     
  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    you would be surprice but siberian Huskies have adapted to NicaraguanĀ“s Hot, humid climate... I know some of them had to die out first, but I see alot of them now, so I guess only the ones that survive will pass this to your future CLs
     
  9. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    It is called a Rose Comb! The only pullet I have with frostbite are CCL too....
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    There is a breeder working on rose combed CCL. Flyingmonkeypoop I think........ His name cracks me up......
     

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