Wheaton Blue Wheaton Ameraucana cross and Cream Legbar cross please help.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Three Girls Farms, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Three Girls Farms

    Three Girls Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    My birds leg bands all broke off so I now do not know who belongs to who. Here is the situation. I have 2 Roos, 1 Cream Legbar and 1 Wheaton Ameraucana. The CLB was in with an Olive Egger in hopes of getting Spearmint Eggers and the Ameraucana was in with a Salmon Faverolle=Favaucanas, a Blue Wheaton Ameraucana= the same, and a Splash Maran=F1 Olive Eggers. Here is my problem. I can not tell who came from which roo although I am pretty sure I have it narrowed down and then I want to know is if any bird has the coloring of the father roo then it too would be a cockerel/roo correct? Someone please help?!?! I will try to post pics shortly, but as of now I think that I have 7 of them and then I have 1 bird that looks like a barred, but have no idea how it's markings would be as such since none of the birds bred was a barred.
    Please advise!

    Thank you,
    Jennifer
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Legbars are barred, so the barred chick had to have been fathered by the Legbar.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on junebuggena's post.
     
  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    As I understand it, all offspring from the legbar roo will be barred although it is difficult to see the barring on white birds, so if you don't have any white birds, the barred bird is the only offspring from your cream legbar roo..
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This is true if the Legbar is correctly bred and has two copies of the barring gene. With the huge popularity of this breed and the quality of some of the birds I see being sold as CCL, I wouldn't guarantee it to carry over in real life, though. It's true with those roosters any barred chicks came from the CCL, but if he's not pure for barring he could also throw non-barred chicks.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    Ah! I didn't realise that this was such a problem. I guess, because legbars are more common here in the UK, there is not the financial incentive to breed and pass something off as a legbar that isn't pure.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That would be very refreshing. You wouldn't believe the birds some folks claim are Legbars here.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Donrae
     
  10. Dorthia

    Dorthia Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone ! We are looking for a Favacauna breeder. If you know of one can you Private Message us the info. We really would appreciate it. Thanks
     

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