Mystery chick with crest- legbar?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by green_thumb, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. green_thumb

    green_thumb Chirping

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    I had thought this girl was a wellsummer until a couple days ago when she started developing a crest. She is four weeks old today.

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    She came from Meyer so my options are cream legbar, olive egger, or lakeshore egger I think. Any thoughts? She’s one of my bravest and most personable chicks, I love her!

    This is my best photo of her as a young chick.
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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Looks like a legbar
     
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  3. sadness child

    sadness child Chirping

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    not a cream
     
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  4. green_thumb

    green_thumb Chirping

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    What characteristics or lack thereof make you say this? Educate me! They use legbar stock in their olive eggers so she could be that
     
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  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    From Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legbar
    The Legbar is a rare British autosexing chicken breed. It was created in the early twentieth century by Reginald Crundall Punnett and Michael Pease at the Genetical Institute of Cambridge University.[2] It was created by cross-breeding Barred Plymouth Rock chicken, Leghorns, Cambars, and in the case of Cream Legbars, Araucanas.[3] The Araucana blood in the Cream Legbar is reflected in its crest and blue to blue-green eggs.[4]
     
  6. sadness child

    sadness child Chirping

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    My CCL is very skittish when I try to pick her up, but will follow me everywhere
    When she was that age she was more of a grayish color

    with that said it might still be a legbar, just not a cream
     
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  7. sadness child

    sadness child Chirping

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    she is also not the brightest chicken
     
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  8. cstephens1987

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    the coloring looks female, but the legs, comb development, stance, and tail seem male.
     
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  9. homeschoolin momma

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    Looks like a ccl to me. She about the same age as mine. You'll know whether or not she's cream when she lays blue or blue/green eggs.
     
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  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Bird shown is a pullet. She is either hatchery legbar (colors vary on hq so jot the nice cream pattern some may expect, they can be quite brassy) or their legbar/welsummer olive egger cross....time will tell the difference, I am leaning towards the latter
     

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