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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby soufle » 22 Apr 2014, 19:48

Hi Organic chick, yes, they will get bigger .I find mine are in the 60- 68 gms range but have had some bigger.Hopefully I have attached a picture of some, they are blue under normal light. Pullet egg left , normal in the middle and eye watering egg on right.
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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby soufle » 22 Apr 2014, 20:03

this year's hatch ,the dog is fascinated by them. Such tasty morsels.
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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby soufle » 22 Apr 2014, 20:18

Wilt wrote:I think the cock is a good coloured cock, perhaps more chestnut on the wing coverts. The closest chick looks every part a pullet except for the light colour in the wing ends, very strange. Dark brown chipmunk eye liner, I'm right flumuxed. :thumbright:


I'd forgotten this post about 'the big chick' this is a pic of her now.
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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby soufle » 13 Aug 2014, 21:29

Its been a bit quiet on the Cream Legbar page so here's some pics.These are the same ones shown earlier on here as chicks.I only hatched two lots this year.One lot for a friend.
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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby darkbrowneggs » 13 Aug 2014, 21:46

Very nice looking pullets, Good straight combs, not overdone on the crests, which I think is better, white earlobes?, nicely coloured breasts, and smart alert look to show they should be good layers. Well done.

Cant see the cockerel, but he has good yellow legs and looks to be well coloured apart from a bit too much white in the wing feathers, If the girls lay good blue eggs for you then full marks all round I think.
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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby Henwife » 14 Aug 2014, 06:56

I would have been delighted to have a so good a group as I know how difficult they are to get right.
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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby soufle » 14 Aug 2014, 07:54

Thank you DBE and Henwife for your kind comments .I wish I could take credit but these were from eggs I purchased from Jill Rees ,out of 18 eggs I had 12 pullets and was more than pleased. . I could see faults with my original birds and decided to get some from a better strain . The cockerel was culled as he had an awful comb despite looking promising earlier on .
I am now looking for a nice cockerel for next year.No easy task. :)
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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby Paul_V » 30 May 2015, 16:22

I'm new to this site but would appreciate any opinions on some newly hatched chicks.

I have a mixed batch of 4 CCL and 5 CCL x Golden Brahma crosses, the problem is that I'm just a bit unsure about one of the CCL chicks - I think it may be little roo but would welcome any comments!!!

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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby subruss » 01 Jun 2015, 09:03

Well that is a difficult one, with my luck I would go with you on cockerel, its just a wait and see situation and there always seems to be a couple like this in each hatch :( . Be positive its a hen :thumbright: .
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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby Paul_V » 01 Jun 2015, 15:09

Thanks for the quick response subruss! :grin:

I have no option but to wait and see, although if it turns out to be a hen I won't be using her to breed from... :?
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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby Fast Farmer » 03 Jun 2015, 00:46

Difficult to call. Despite the clear darker bar down its back the additional thinner lower bars are mainly absent/faint, Ive had a similar Bielefelder chick much the same......which included the darker head markings.........it turned out a "he"......time will tell.
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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby Henwife » 03 Jun 2015, 06:49

If you haven't got small leg rings to identify it at this stage, use a small coloured cable tie (clip off the end when it's on) and replace it regularly. It's very easy to lose track of one you don't intend to breed from, should it turn out to be a hen. Been there, done that.
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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby Paul_V » 05 Jun 2015, 18:30

Never thought of using cable ties Henwife, thanks for that tip!!! :)

This is my first "true" homegrown hatch as my only other came from purchased fertile eggs. So fingers crossed that they all make it, although they seem to be doing fine so far.

I must admit that I was surprised to see the that the legbar x brahma chicks had the exact same chipmunk style markings as the pure legbars albeit golden brown rather than black, but then again I'm quite new to this so perhaps need to read up on the genetics of crossing before next spring!

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Re: Cream Legbars

Postby CP » 05 Jun 2015, 19:37

Aww, great picture! :grin:
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