cream legbar laying cream eggs

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cream legbar laying cream eggs

Post by ocdchooks » 16 Jan 2013, 13:57

hi can any one help me we purchesed 2 cream legbar chicks last july to go with our 2 home bred cream legbar chick (we saw the cockeral defo clb and saw clb hen running around, they were 8 weeks old and looked very simular to ours. just other day we stared getting our first eggs from them. to our amazement when opening nest box i had 1 blue egg (which to be expected) and one cream egg!!!!. has anyone else had this colour egg shell from any of their clb or do we think they are now crossed with something else.
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Re: cream legbar laying cream eggs

Post by Henwife » 16 Jan 2013, 20:40

Ho hum - another one conned. The two birds on the right are not Cream Legbars. I imagine that some bright spark has done that all too common thing of deciding that the parent birds look vaguely like CLBs, therefore that's what they are, chicks possible to sex at hatch (though not necessarily an easy job), so must be CLBs, right, we'll sell them as CLBs. If you've got a true CLB cock then breed with your own two hens and consider the others as Oddlot layers. The Cream in the name refers to their colouring, not their eggs!
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Re: cream legbar laying cream eggs

Post by ocdchooks » 19 Jan 2013, 22:24

thanks for replying, did have some doubts, will breed our own now as have an unrelated cock to our clb hens pictured. i wont be fooled again thats for sure :)

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Re: cream legbar laying cream eggs

Post by darkbrowneggs » 19 Jan 2013, 23:16

These are some of henwifes breeding and very pretty they are too :grin: Nice blue eggs and plenty of them
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