UNFORTUNATELY, EVEN WITH REINFORCED FENCING, METAL SURROUNDING THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE PENS, AND ELECTRIC FENCING SURROUNDING THE PENS, AFTER 6 YEARS WITHOUT AN ATTACK, SOMEHOW RACCOONS MADE IT IN AND WE NO LONGER OWN ANY CREAM LEGBARS
We have been raising Cream Legbars since 2012. In early 2015, we decided to focus exclusively on Cream Legbars. We sold everything except for our Legbars and no longer raise any other breed. This allows us to focus on one breed and improve it every generation.
In August 2014, we acquired several Cream Legbars from Jill Rees lines. We started with 28 birds and culled heavily for the best birds. We now have offspring of these Jill Rees Cream Legbars available. Please check our "For Sale" page for more information.
What is autosexing?
Over the years, we have raised various chickens that are autosexing. The Cream Legbar is our favorite of the autosexing breeds. Autosexing means that you can tell their sex at hatch with great accuracy by simply looking at their down coloring and patterns. This is different from sex-linked chicks in that autosexing chickens carry this sexing function in their DNA. This means you can tell the difference between male and female from generation to generation.
About the Cream Legbar
The Cream Legbar is one of the most well known of the autosexing chickens. They are known for their crest, eye catching blue eggs, and their laying ability. The Cream Legbar was created in the 1930's by crossing Brown Leghorns, Barred Rocks, and Araucanas. The cross created a bird which lays many eggs like a Leghorn, lays eggs with a blue hue like the Araucana, and it is barred like a Barred Rock. This combination adds for a unique and stunning breed. The Legbar is a sturdy and reliable bird. In fact, out of all of the chickens I have raised, they lay the most eggs and stand up well in cold, Michigan winters. In our experience, the male weighs in at 6-7lbs. and the female is around 5-6lbs.