Cream Legbars (blue egg layers, autosexing)
Legbars are best known for their bright blue/green egg colours and autosexing traits (the ability to distinguish males from females immediately upon hatching). While they are not yet accepted into the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection, there is a dedicated club working on the process. Here is a quote from their description of the breed:
"The Cream Legbar is a crested, autosexing, light fowl that carries the blue-egg gene. Legbars are friendly, good foragers and do well avoiding predators in a free range environment, although they can easily adapt to small yards and runs, as well. [...] One of the advantages autosexing provides is that there need be no ‘rooster surprises’, and those who want a flock of all females for egg-laying and urban backyards are going to get females from someone who is raising Cream Legbars to keep the important traits intact. Even when day-old chicks, the female can be selected from the hatch. [...] Prolific egg production is a hallmark of a good Cream Legbar."
-Source: The Cream Legbar Club
Our Flock & Update for 2023 Season
We've been working on this breed for a few years. Our biggest focuses have been selecting away from the influence of crele instead of cream, reducing hypermelanization, good crests, vibrant egg colour, size of eggs, egg laying productivity, and proper autosexing traits. We'd be happy to share some of these autosexing blue egg layers with you!
Availability for 2023
We sold out very early last year and we're only breeding our best trios again in 2023 so we will have limited availability again. Preorder early because aside from fulfilling the preorders, we're not likely to have extras during the season. Our breeding season depends on the hens and on the weather and will likely start in April or May. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details on timing of orders.
Hatching Eggs: Due to how much we narrowed down our legbar breeding pens, we're only likely to have a max of 2 dozen eggs/week available. Feel free to add more to your order if you'd like, but if you do I might need to ship them separately which will require a second shipping charge. Order above by adding to your cart and placing your order. Please also click here for details on purchasing hatching eggs from us.
Chicks: Order above by adding to your cart and placing your order. Please also click here for details on purchasing chicks from us.Pullets & Cockerels: "Pullet" is the term for a young female chicken and "cockerel" is the term for a young male chicken. They'll be 3-6 months old when they're ready for you and it will be in the fall. Order above by adding to your cart and placing your order.
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