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Crested Cream Legbar Chicken Eggs



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Crested Cream Legbar Chicken Hatching Eggs

Starting with hatching eggs is a great way to initiate your flock of the coveted Crested Cream Legbar! This breed is still quite rare in this country and quite pricey as a result. Hatching eggs are economical as well as fun. 

There are two main reasons why Cream Legbars are so remarkable. First, they lay blue eggs and a beautiful array of shades of true blue. Second, they are Autosexing. Autosexing means that the female chicks will have a different coloration than the male chicks from the day they hatch. Autosexing is not the same as Sex-Linked. Sex-linked is the word to describe chicks that are the result of a hybrid breeding, where the male and female hybrid chicks are two different colors. If you bred the two hybrid offspring to one another, you would get very different chicks, and you would lose the Sex-link coloring. 

It makes a lot of sense to seed out Autosexing breeds of chickens like the Crested Cream Legbar, especially for small sustainable farms and homesteads. It is extremely convenient and efficient to know which chicks are males and females right from the beginning. It really makes establishing a breeding program much more simple and straightforward. 

Crested Cream Legbars would be a great breed for starting a breeding enterprise from a business standpoint - they demand a high price, they are perfect for small farms, they lay lots of eggs, and their eggs are blue! 

Cream Legbars are particularly attractive birds. They have soft, feathery crests on their heads along with the regular red combs. They have beautiful cream-based coloration with lots of golds, chestnuts, and more. Roosters have barring in cream and dark gray over their hackles, shoulders, and backs. Wings are mostly gray in color with cream on the tips. The breast and tail feathers of the males are also a deep gray with lighter colored spangling. The hens are darker than the males with softer, smudged edges to their barring patterns, but are still strikingly barred. The chest is a salmony-chestnut color, with gray extending from the crest on their head, over their back, and onto their wings and tail feathers. Both sexes have open faces with red skin around their eyes and beak. Crested Cream Legbars have light yellow legs and feet.

Production: For the most part, Cream Legbars are raised for egg production and for breeding purposes. They are good layers, laying around 160-180 eggs per year, often more. The eggs range in blue from true sky blue to a light turquoise. Eggs are quite round in shape but just as large as most other medium sized chickens.

Temperament: Crested Cream Legbars are a great choice for small farms and homesteads and backyards. They are easy-going and social. They are also good foragers and are energetic hunters of insects. These are smart birds, able to avoid predators. Roosters are very protective of hens. 

History: The Cream Legbar Chicken was developed in the 1930's as a part of the genetics experiments being done by Reginald Crundall Punnett and Michael Pease in Cambridge, England. The experiments were all in the effort toward creating an autosexing breed, and they were indeed successful. Cream Legbars came out of crosses between Brown Leghorns and Barred Rocks as well as with Araucanas, thus the blue shells. Cream Legbars were accepted into the British Poultry Club in 1958, and they were first imported into the 2010. 

Conservation Status: Not Applicable

Body Type: Cream Legbars are medium in weight. They are upright birds with a short body style and a chunkiness to the hens. 

Weight: Cockerel 5.5 lbs, Pullet 4.5 lbs.

APA Class: Not Recognized.

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Crested Cream Legbar Chicken Eggs

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