So would we but for the fact there was only the Welsummer already laying at that time, so when these smaller creamy pink eggs appeared Lexi was the only other over POL (others 12 & 14wks)
Very Odd...that a bird that looks so much like a CLB could have a BR override the blue shell genes. But I don't know that much about genetics.One Welsummer egg plus CLB 'Lexi' egg - pic doesn't quite show the tint but it's definitely not a blue or green hue. Lol.
I wondered if it might be something like that, good sleuthing and thanks for sharing.Fascinating how the cross-breeding produces certain changes though ! Her breeder called her a 'Needwood Cream LegBar' presumably after the village they're situated in, but were adamant she 'should' lay blue tinted eggs.
When looking for LegBar pics to compare her with, there was an article online linked to a CLB pic which said that when the CLB breed first came to the UK there was some cross breeding (not sure with what) which resulted in a 'Fenton Legbar' - pics also look uncannily like Lexi but apparently the 'Fenton' didn't lay the blue, but produced a creamy almost pink tinted egg ?
No mention of the 'Fenton' for decades so maybe a made up story ?? Or......Lexi is a throwback to that bird ?
Whatever Lexi may or may not be she's a gorgeous really friendly character that our kids love to feed from their hands & just have sit on their knee
@BigFuzzball that thread finally came up:There's big long Legbar thread here somewhere, might find an answer there...but I couldn't find thread with quick search..