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We are very excited to be working with a stunning flock of very rare Cream Legbars! Our first flock was unfortunately culled from our breeding program for production issues. We have now imported direct from Greenfire Farm, including some of their Rees line leg bars, which are looking extremely promising in that their coloration is much closer to the standard then our original flock. In addition to the Greenfire birds, which will make up the main part of our flock, we have also got our hands on a few pullet chicks from Greendale Heritage Farm and Ravenwood Acres and will see how they mature, hopefully giving a little diversity to our flock!
These lovely chicks are a slight built chicken that is friendly, great at foraging, and lays a beautiful sky blue egg. The roosters weigh about 7.5lbs and the hens around 5lbs at maturity. They are a beautifully colored bird, and very unique looking with their crests! Every bird in our flock is crested and we will be working to maintain this trait. Their crests are lovely, adding spunk to their appearance without being a hindrance (more heavily crested birds such as polish suffer from vision problems and are often picked on by non crested breeds - this is not the case with the Cream Legbars!).
The Cream Legbars were developed by Dr. Reginald Punnett in post WWI Britain. They are a medium sized sex linked bird that lays lovely blue eggs. There are different types of Legbars however the Cream Legbars are the only to lay blue eggs. They are often referred to as "Crested Cream Legbars" though their proper name is Cream Legbar.
And, if their good looks and beautiful blue eggs weren't enough to make you fall in love, the best part about these chicks is that they are sexable at hatch! We will be offering pullets and hatching eggs for sale beginning early spring 2014. If you are looking for a great little starter flock of sexed pullets to raise and have in your backyard in the city these pullets and the Chocolate Cochin project pullets are great options! They are nice compact sized chickens, guaranteed to be girls and lay lots of eggs with low feed and housing requirements. Our flock began laying at 19 weeks and have been steady since!
Of note: Our breeding flocks consist of ONLY cream coloured hens and cocks, we do NOT use gold legbars for any purebred breeding on our farms. We breed them according to the proposed standard for the breed and are very mindful when selecting our breeding birds.