Cock .... 7 pounds
Cockerel ... 6 pounds
Hens .... 5.5 pounds
Pullets .... 4.5 pounds
The Cream Legbar is a crested chicken that is auto-sexing. That means that you can tell the sex of the chicks by the color of the feathers at birth. The roosters are vigilant and protective while the hens are efficient foragers. The hens are rarely broody and produce a large number of blue eggs.
The Legbar is an older breed which originated in the 1930s as a cross between Brown Leghorns and Barred Rocks with some Araucana blood in them. The Araucana is the source of the sky blue eggs that the Legbars lay.
Cream Legbar chickens were first imported into the United States by Greenfire Farms in 2010. Since then, they have imported several several new blood lines. You will hear people refer to A, B and C lines and those are the first three lines imported. The last two imports were lines from a prize winning breeder name Jill Rees. These birds are referred to as Rees lines. Each group, ABC or the Rees have their pros and cons to people working this breed.
Our flock of Cream Legbar chickens contain the genetics from several of the imported blood lines. Most of our birds are a combination of the A, B and C lines. We do have a very nice rooster of the Rees line and we are currently waiting to see what his offspring look like. We are breeding to the standard and so are combining the best of different lines to achieve out goals.
We find Legbars to be good foragers and roosters are noted to do well at protecting their flocks. We have runs and the birds are happy and content in the enclosed the runs as well. The breed currently is available in three varieties.. Cream, Crele and White. While the breed is known for blue eggs, egg color actually varies in different lines from blue to a green tint. Blue is the preferred color and a deep saturated blue is the goal of many breeders, including us.
If you are interested in this breed I highly recommend joining the Cream Legbar CLub. The are working on getting the breed accepted in the APA. The website has a lot of information on the breed, its history and the characteristics of the breed. They also have an online photos show every November where people take photos of their birds and they are judged against the proposed standard. We have participated in the show and have found it fun as well as educational. We have done well in the show and that lets us know we are headed in the right direction with our flock.
Mature hens are nice sized and have beautiful coloring. They also sport crests from little to quite the poof. These girls are wonderful yard art in anybodies flock.
Cream Legbar roosters are majestic and should have friendly and laid back personalities.
Legbar littles are the first to come up and visit and are pretty much underfoot friendly. They are a delight to hatch and raise.
The Cream Legbar lays blue eggs. At times there can be a slight green tint, especially when they first start to lay. We are breeding to get consistently nice blue colored eggs.