The Cream Legbar is an auto-sexing chick meaning that you can tell the sex of the chick at hatch, The males will have a pale dot on their head and have little or no eye barring. The females will have a dark brown or stripe on their head that continues down the back. You should not confuse auto-sexing with sex-linked. Sex-linked are chicks that are first generation crosses defining the sex and this trait will not continue to their offspring. Auto-sexing are chicks like the Cream Legbar that show defining sex traits that will continue to their offspring. This auto-sexing feature will happen with Cream Legbars for generations no matter if the pair are related or un-related.
If you are looking for a way to expand your hens and gather more eggs - what better way to do it then to cull the roosters at hatch? The rising cost of feed makes this very economical to raise only the hens for egg production.
The Cream Legbar is a medium sized bird with the roosters weighing approximately 5 lbs and the hens approximately 4 lbs. The beautiful barring coloring on the males are traits that can be traced back to their ancestors, the Plymouth Barred Rock. The breed can be aggressive in protecting their mate and are very alert of their surroundings. Their alertness makes them a great breed for living outdoors on the farm.
One other neat feature of the Cream Legbar is the sky blue or green olive tint eggs. The egg color makes them quite distinguishable when gathering.
Cream Legbars are medium-sized fowl that are known for their active foraging and ability to survive in a free-range environment. The roosters are vigilant and protective of the hens, and the hens efficiently go about the business of gleaning every seed and insect from the fields and pastures they prefer. They are well-suited for the small homestead and life outdoors.
NPIP # GA-1153 - TESTED EACH QUARTER - WE TEST FOR CLEAN FOR PULLORUM TYPHOID, MYCOPLASMA GALLISEPTICUM, M.G. MONITORED, AND MS. MONITORED. ADDITIONAL TESTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE NPIP - HOWEVER WITH SOME OF THESE DISEASES PRESENT ON FARMS / BACKYARD COOPS AND ATTRIBUTABLE TO A HIGH MORTALITY RATE - WE VOLUNTARILY TEST TO PROTECT OUR FLOCK.
USDA FARM # 1423.