Opal Legbars

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gunslinger33, May 21, 2019.

  1. gunslinger33

    gunslinger33 Chirping

    Feb 3, 2018
    I realize that Opal Legbars are a cross and not an actual breed, so personalities could be very different.

    I am considering adding Opals but curious to their personality. Does the leghorn in them make them more skittish? How is their laying versus CCL (high quality stock)?

    Thank you
  2. GaryDean26

    GaryDean26 Chicken Czar

    Dec 22, 2011
    McAlester, OK
    My Coop
    Bud Henry worked on the Isabel Leghorns from crosses of brown Leghorns and Lavender Orpington. Bud said about 6 years into the project that the Isabel Leghorns were less flighty and more calm than brown Leghorns.

    So...I wouldn’t be worried about temperament from the Isabel Leghorns. Legbars are 90% Leghorn blood so they Opal variety should be abound the same genetic base as the Gold, Cream, or white varieties.

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