Crested Cream Legbar
The Sky Blue Egg Layer That Just Won't Quit
There are a few different lines of Cream Legbars floating around in the US, in 2015/2016 we chose to work with the newer import of Jill Rees Line Cream Legbars which are considered “true cream”. Our 2017 lineup will be a cross of our 2016 Rees line with the C import line. We are dedicated first and foremost to providing our customers with genetically robust birds. In the rare heritage breed chicken world, inbreeding can be a problem. We consciously bring in new blood each year via treated hatching eggs, pairing with the best breeders across the US to bring you the quality you deserve.
We choose to bring in the C line because serious breeders of cream legbars consider the C line to be closest to what the APA standard of perfection will be when the breed is recognized.
All of our girls have proud head pomps and beautiful cream cape/hackle feathers. Our roosters are cream with striking yellow legs/feet giving him stunning contrast that will be passed down to their future generations. This breed is an excellent large blue egg layer making them a perfect addition to anyones backyard flock. If you are looking to add reliable color to your daily egg collection this is the breed for you!
Our cream legbars are our the breed of chicken bred on the farm that can be guaranteed female from the day of hatch.
Cream legbars are medium-sized fowl that are known for their active foraging and ability to survive in a free-range environment. The roosters are vigilant and protective of the hens, and the hens efficiently go about the business of gleaning every seed and insect from the fields and pastures they prefer. The hens are rarely broody and produce a large number of eggs. In 1952, seven legbar hens in England were monitored for a year. On the average they each laid 260 eggs. Cream legbar eggs are often deceptive in their appearance. They tend to be more spherical than most chicken eggs, and because of this they look shorter and therefore smaller. But, if you weigh the eggs you will find they nicely compare to other breeds. A dozen legbar eggs selected at random on our farm weighs over 25 oz. which would handily earn them a ‘large’ rating under USDA egg sizing standards.
Cream legbars are the most popular auto-sexing chicken breed in the world. Auto-sexing meaning you can tell the sex of the birds from birth based on their feather markings, this makes them valuable for future flock planning.
Weight: Hens 5-6 Lbs – Roosters 6-7 Lbs
Color of Eggs: Sky Blue
Size of Eggs: Large
Quantity of Eggs: Excellent Year Round Layer
Temperment: Extremely Docile
Dual Purpose Breed (Meat): No
Rarity: Rare But Gaining Popularity
Contact Alchemistfarm@gmail.com for more information.