What is the difference between a Cream Legbar and a crested Cream Legbar?

What is the difference between a Cream Legbar and a crested Cream Legbar?

The most noticeable trait in Cream Legbars is the adorable little feather crests they have on their heads, just behind their combs. The crests are considerably larger in the hens, and much less noticeable in the roosters.

What is a crested Cream Legbar?

The Cream Legbar chickens lay a beautiful blue egg. One of the most popular auto-sexing breeds in the world, the Cream Legbar is still very rare in the United States. Female hens sport a small crest and are silver grey with a salmon-colored breast.

What color egg does a Cream Legbar lay?

Legbar/Egg color

What breeds make up a Cream Legbar?

They cross-bred American barred Plymouth Rock birds with brown Leghorns and created the gold and silver colour varieties. Pease created a cream Legbar by cross-breeding these with white Leghorns; later crossing with Araucanas caused this to have a crest and to lay blue or blue-green eggs.

Are crested cream Legbars broody?

This hardy breed is active and a frugal eater. It is quite unusual for them to go broody. Be aware that many so-called Cream Legbars do not fulfil the breed standard because they have lost the dilute cream gene.

Can cream Legbar chickens fly?

Legbars are brilliant flyers. the other heavier breeds do settle down as they mature, but young hens in a new environment will always want to explore and are still all active enough to fly out.

Why are old Cotswold Legbar eggs blue?

A separate poultry unit was set up in 1930, headed by Pease, and one of the by-products of Punnett’s experiments, in producing auto-sexing poultry, was the Cream, or Crested Legbar, which carried the genes from Elliott’s three hens, and laid blue/green eggs.

Are cream Legbars dual purpose?

Legbars were developed, in part, for their egg-laying abilities. Hens are good layers, producing around 200 medium to large eggs a year. Cocks usually reach about 6.5 pounds, and hens 5.5 pounds, so if you try to use them as a dual-purpose breed, you’ll get enough meat for a family–certainly not enough to sell, though!