Cream Legbars are very rare, and it is hard to find trustworthy sources of true, purebred birds. The birds we are offering are high quality and are solid examples of their breed.
The Cream Legbar Chicken is one of the most sought-after breeds of chickens in this country right now. And for good reason - they are great layers of bright sky blue eggs, they are attractive and friendly birds, and they are auto-sexing, which means that male and female chicks are easily distinguishable by color at hatching.
Cream Legbars have feathery crests on their heads as well as combs. They are considered to be cream-colored. Males feature barred hackles, shoulders, and backs, which alternate between the warm cream color and dark gray. Wings are dark gray and barred with cream tips. Breasts and tails are dark grays with some paler spangling. Hens are darker overall with softer, less dramatic barring. The front of their chest and breast are salmon-chestnut with darker gray coloring from the crest, over the back of the head and neck, and over the back, wings, and tail. Both sexes have red faces, combs, and wattles, as well as yellow legs and feet.
Cream Legbar Chickens were developed in the 1930s in Great Britain, as a part of the genetics breeding experiments by Reginald Crundall Punnett and Michael Pease in Cambridge at the Genetical Institute. This breed was one of two auto-sexing breeds developed by these efforts. Cream Legbars were created from crossing Brown Leghorns and Barred Rocks along with some Araucana lines. The breed's first appearance was at the 1947 London Dairy Show, and Cream Legbars were officially accepted into the British Poultry Club in 1958. The appearance of the breed in the U.S. is extremely new, with breeding groups crossing the pond for the first time in 2010.