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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dekel18042, Apr 15, 2016.
Oh yes my letter said the SBEL eggs will be pale blue to white. Then if you breed your hen back to another SBELOR other blue Gene roo the eggs will get darker with each generation.
That's what I wondered. That must mean they're first generation? I'm starting to think if it was worth i to buy one this year... I don't have any blue egg roosters.
Are you sure you didn't get any that will become SBEL? Since they're new and a hybrid breed they can hatch from blue to white eggs. There is a possibility your cream legbar eggs could contain SBEL. In the UK where CL originated they are a production breed and their eggs are sold in stores. I am not aware of anyone hatching their own SBEL using them but they could. A CL X leghorn should produce a fantastic laying bird.
That's true I'm hoping I hatch a blue Ameracana or CCL roo. Or another SBELOR male and Americans least 1 female. But no the SBEL were not shipped.
These are my MPC Super Blue Egg Layers. They are 5 weeks old tomorrow.
Marigold on left, clover on right. Marigold's comb has started turning pink in the last week. You can kind of see that Clover has little muffs. They both have tails that they hold upright, and look just like my white leghorn pullet.
Clover's comb is not pink at all. She has 5 black feathers coming in at 3 different locations.
Marigold has one black feather on top of her head.
A little better view of Marigold's (on right) pinkish comb.
Clover and Marigold as baby chicks.
Super cute! Ours is 6 days old and we are happy to see what she'll look like.
They are absolutely adorable. Muffs, huh? What color are their legs? If slate or greenish, I'm guessing MPC used leghorn with Ameraucana (more likely) or Easter egger. Ameraucana would definitely give you muffs and Easter egger might. I've had Easter eggers from MPC both with and without muffs. Did you order your super blues from MPC as chicks or eggs that you hatched yourself. I was wondering if both were girls or with a difference in combs Marigold is a cockerel or from a different breeding?
Last Saturday my SBEL's hatched. I got 11, but the last one had to be helped out. It was the last egg and it was getting rolled and it looked like the membrane was drying out. We could hear the baby but it was getting weaker and weaker. My husband helped (He's pretty good at it.), but the baby was tiny and lived for only four days. Just when we thought he was going to make it, he died.
We also hatched Ameraucanas, Easter eggers and olive eggers at the same time so we are seeing some very cute muffs.
Marigold, with the pink comb, has pink legs. Clover, with the muffs, has pink feet (I originally thought they were yellow), and slate-ish legs that get more and more slate.
I hatched the eggs myself. I am hoping Marigold is not a cockerel. I am having bad luck with my blue egg layers-they are mostly cockerels. Marigold hatched first. While she was tumbling around, she rolled Clover's egg and I noticed yellow foam coming out from the hole. I worried that she might drown so I helped her out. This was my first hatch, so I just left her in the incubator to dry. Later I realized she needed a bath and had to clean off all the dried goo that what really stuck on. She also had an enlarged area under her throat. She seems to be doing fine now. Sorry you lost your little SBEL. I just hatched some Cuckoo Bluebars and one of those had a lot of goo that had to be cleaned off too.
They are super cute, and I am curious to see how much they grow to look like my leghorn. Like a leghorn with muffs?