I crossed a cream legbar with a ----- and this is what I got

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 1Chick Magnet, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    congrats! I only have a roo. I would love to have a hen too.
    Do you have a photo of them?
     
  2. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    are you having your chicks shipped or buying locally? I have to ask----why 3 boys?
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back to your original question, I had my french black copper marans rooster over my legbar hen. I got 7/7 babies hatch, and it turns out that is a sex link- the boys had a white spot on their head and were very obviously barred. The females are almost solid black.
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    Pretty dramatic difference, no?

    They're only 8 weeks old now (that picture is a couple weeks old), so they haven't grown out. Also, I sold the two boys because I need more roosters like I need a hole in the head, so I don't have grown pictures. I'm guessing when they lay, they'll lay olive eggs. I'll keep you posted though.

    I think to use legbars for a sexlink, you have to have a legbar hen with a black rooster over her. I found this article very informative on making sexlinks: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information
     
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  4. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
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    thankyou you so much for the photo and the link. please do keep me posted on the egg color.
    I am not trying to make sex linked chicks. I am only trying to make pretty chicks. I know my boy has 2 copies of the barring gene. I am hoping that some of the polish/legbar chicks will be barred.
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    This is the splash hen I have with my legbar. her mom was a splash cochin and her dad is the roo pictured above. does anybody have a guess as to what I will get for chicks?
     
  5. DragonOxeWeasel

    DragonOxeWeasel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put my production red hen, Peaches, in with my Cream Legbars. She had been exposed to a production red and blue ameraucana before and I was curious how long it would take for her to start laying eggs fertilized by the Cream Legbar. I put 6 eggs in the incubator and eggs 3,4,and 6 hatched. 3 and 4 look like reds but by 6 I got my cute CL cross.
    [​IMG]Chick 3, Honey
    [​IMG]Chick 4, Butter
    [​IMG]Chick 6, Verbal
    [​IMG]Here they are with some cream legbar males.
    [​IMG]This is a very old picture of Peaches.


    I hope Verbal is a girl![​IMG] I know 3/6 are males so I'm hoping the others are females but it wouldn't surprise me if they were all boys!
     
  6. JimH99

    JimH99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, just saw your post, I did buy them from a nice fellow in Texas. I live in Idaho. They are almost 1/3 grown now with their crests and they are cool looking. One of the cockerels arrived dead and the other 3 are perfect. He sent me a free Rhodebar cockerel and several barred rock chicks all for free to provide heat for cream legbars. Good fellow to deal with. Foghorns Chickens is name on ebay. He immediately credited my account on paypal within 5 minutes of me emailing him about the loss.
    It is always a 48 hr shipping to my place from anywhere except local.
     
  7. JimH99

    JimH99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice pics of the chicks....hope one is pullet and then breed it back to father and see what comes out....should show auto sexing I think of F2 genereation.
     
  8. western edge

    western edge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crossed a CCL roo with some hatchery straight comb lt. br. leghorn hens Hatched seven- six pullets,one dark almost black with red/gold in the hackle, the five others grey/brown with the salmon breast feathering and one rooster, almost black with the red/gold hackle. All are crested. got my first pullet egg yesterday (at 20 weeks). A beautiful shade of blue.
     
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  9. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    what cute chicks. I have a golden comet I was thinking of trying him with.
     
  10. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    If you ever feel like posting a picture, I would love to see them.
     

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