Cream Legbar & Designers

Our Cream Legbars

Created in 1929 at Cambridge University by professor Reginald Crundall Punnett and Michael Pease, the Cream Legbar is a beautifully made auto-sexing breed.  This means at hatch you can distinctively tell which is male and which is female. The male is light in color due to a double barring gene and the female is more of a chipmunk color.  As adults they both have a little wig on top (the female more so than the male) and the female is barred with a blush cream colored breast.  They also lay a BLUE egg! Surprisingly this breed was almost extinct at one time because blue eggs weren't prefered. They are also great layers averaging 150-200+ a year.  Personality wise they are pretty docile and both exhibit great mother and fatherly instincts.  One of my hens even adopted some chicks that weren't hers before she even laid a single egg. I wish I had got a picture of it.  A little gem in my memory.

Females: $15 each Day Old Chicks.

Males: $5 each Day Old Chicks.

Hatching Eggs: This year we will only have chicks only of this breed, but see our designers below if you're looking for color.

Sometimes we have birds that are older. Check with us.

The Designers

These are BLUE and GREEN egg layers!

Our Designer Birds are Hybrids between a Cream Legbar Rooster and another hen that lays a brown or white egg.  Right now we have our Cream Legbar rooster with the White Leghorn to make the hybrid called White Sapphire.  We also have them with a Welsummer hybrid who lays green to produce light mint green, a Barred Rock to produce a sage green, a Polish to produce a cute looking blue egg layer and a Cuckoo Marans to produce a green with brown speckles.

Cream Legbars are BLUE EGG LAYERS.  The roosters carry the dominant gene for blue eggs.  This means that the normal white layer when mated with the rooster will produce chicks with the blue egg laying gene. Meaning the hen chicks will mature and 100% of them for the first generation will give you blue eggs.  For the second generation it would depend on your rooster.  If you had a Cream Legbar or an Ameraucana rooster the next generation would be again blue layers. If mated with a white layer rooster you would have 50% white egg layers in the second generation and 50% blue.  If mated with a brown layer you would have 50% brown and 50% green.  Yes, Green!  the brown and blue tints mix when in the ovary duct and make green.  The depth of green can be more intense depending on the hen.  Why have a hybrid? Many times hybrids will give you a better vigor for laying ability and health, but this is also how one can play with egg color to get a full variety in color.  Plus, isnt playing with chicken genetics the way new breeds are born? I love experimental creativity.

Straight Run: $8 each Day Old Chicks.

Hatching Eggs: $50 a dozen