Legbar

Cream Legbars are friendly, easily handled, good layers, and one of the most highly sought after--and rarest--breeds in this country. You've been begging for them, and they're finally here! This breed is fabulous for backyarders for several reasons. Firstly, their eggs are a beautiful blue. Secondly, they are auto-sexing, which means that if you want to hatch the eggs of your chickens at home, you'll be able to tell male chicks from female chicks immediately, without the years of training it takes to vent sex day old chicks of other breeds. (Male legbar chicks have a light spot on their heads while females do not). Legbars are good foragers and do well avoiding predators in a free range environment, although they can easily adapt to small yards and runs, as well. Finally, they're fun looking, with unusual little crests tucked behind floppy combs, looking something like they're wearing berets accented with flowers--very cool!


Origins/History:

Class: English
Type: Large Fowl
Size: Small (4-5 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Egg-laying
Recognized Varieties: Cream

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color: Light Blue
Egg Size: Medium

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: Single Comb
Crested: Yes
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Hardy In Winter: Yes
Bears Confinement: Tolerates confinement
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: Easily handled, great forager, thrives in a free range situation

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