Cream Legbar Chicken

(18 customer reviews)

As low as: $7.00

Hatching on June 3, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by June 6, 2024.

Cream Legbar Chicken – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship       

Seasonal/Shipped Early Feb thru September

Limit of 49 on Females

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Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Not Applicable
  • Weights: Hen—–5 lbs
    Rooster——6 lbs
    Pullet–4 1/2 lbs
    Cockerel—– 7 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Egg Laying; Production
  • Egg Shell Color: Minty Blue, Aqua Blue
  • Egg Production: 180-200 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Egg Size: Medium-Large
  • Temperament: Active
  • Gender Accuracy: 85-90%
  • Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
  • Broody: Variable
  • Mating Ratio: 12 Females to 1 Males
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin:  Britian
  • APA: No
  • TLC: No
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of Cream Legbar since 2017.

Description

The Cream Legbar chicken is a rare British autosexing breed. It was created by Reginald Crundall Punnett and Michael Pease in the early twentieth century at the Genetical  Institue of Cambridge University. It was developed by cross-breeding the Gold Legbar with White Leghorn and creme-colored Araucanas chicken. The Araucanas introduced the dilute creme gene (‘inhibitor of gold’) as well as the crest and the blue eggs into the variety. It was standardized in 1958 but nearly died out in the 1970’s as blue eggs were not in demand. Chicks can be sexed upon hatching by the down color and the pattern they form. They are both cold and heat hardy bird with an active, very curious, and charming personality. For a list of the best blue egg layers visit Cackle Hatchery’s Best Blue Egg Layers Blog.

The male has cream barred neck hackles and the saddle hackles are cream barred with dark grey and have cream tips. The back and the shoulders are mostly cream barred with dark grey. The wings have dark grey barred primaries and secondaries with cream tips. The breast and tail are barred dark grey and the crest is cream and grey. The female has softly barred cream neck hackles. The breast is almost salmon-colored while the body is silver-grey with broad barring. The wings are speckled with grey and the tail is silvery grey with light barring.

“Cackle Hatchery’s current breeding program includes the “Cream” and “Golden Crele” colors within our flock. Offspring will include both and percentage of each will vary.”

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18 reviews for Cream Legbar Chicken

  1. Andrea Dewey

    I recently added Cream Legbars to my growing flock. I ordered 5, and received 6 lively and healthy chicks. Of the different breeds I’m raising, these chicks have been the most social with us humans and tolerate being handled well. I can’t wait to see the beautiful blue eggs in our nests!

  2. s.kress

    My 2nd order with Cackle (1st order was Welsummers and Bielefelders). As with my 1st order these chicks arrived healthy with zero issues. I had hesitated to order Legbars as I heard how flighty they were but I really wanted blue eggs and didn’t want Ameracaunas. They are only 7 weeks old but I have found them to be sweet, calm, and friendly. I live in S.C. so was able to put them in an outside coop and pen at 5 weeks old. As soon as they see me they are rushing to the door and I have no problem in picking them up and putting them on my lap.
    I am retired so I have the luxury of being able to spend time with my chickens and I believe that is vital in obtaining a relationship with your chickens. Even if you only have 15 extra minutes in your day, spend it sitting with your chickens. It will not only help them to accept and come to trust you but it will be a de-stresser for you.
    Thanks Cackle for another great hatch of chicks! I’m looking forward to seeing some blue eggs.

  3. Ashley Schoenknecht

    I have docked stars because both of mine lay EXTREMELY SMALL EGGS. The eggs are a gorgeous blue, but just very small, in contradiction to the breed facts that state eggs should be M-L. They are noticeably small when in a carton with actual M eggs. Major bummer.

    The chickens themselves are beautiful, feisty, and, as described, they LOVE foraging! If you’re buying them, hopefully you can provide them free roam space.

  4. toddbethell56

    I’ve run into Lymphoid Leukosis in Legbars several times already among different breeders and hatcheries. LL causes mortality at point of lay and slow maturity. Ordered 25 from Cackle because the reviews didn’t indicate anyone having issues with that and can say that I have not run into it with their birds. More than half started laying under 25 weeks. The quality of the individual birds with regards to SOP is all over the place but honestly with some selection you can get some nice birds. They have both Golden Crele and Cream varieties.

  5. islandgirlsml

    I have to admit, my first experience with Cackle was not a good one. Out of the 16 chicks in the initial order, 11 survived the first 36 hours. Because it was cold here and the length of time it took the post office to deliver, I gave Cackle the benefit of the doubt. Glad I did because these girls arrived full of vigor and sass and every single one is thriving.

  6. Crystal G

    Cream Legbar

    I absololutely love them, I am still waiting for them to lay those awesome light tourquise eggs but they have so much personality and you have to love that fluff on the top of their heads.

  7. Arkansas feather friend

    Excited to see them offered

    I was so excited to see the Cream Legbars available through the Cackle Hatchery this season. My hens are just now 6 months old and haven’t started laying yet.. but it should be soon. I can’t wait! They are super cute , sweet, and have integrated well with the flock.

  8. DEC

    Wonderful birds

    All arrived healthy and lively. Beautiful mature bids now and nice large blue eggs. The rooster is a very friendly kids companion and the girls are very curious and love o roam and explore.

  9. Shelia

    Happy healthy babies!

    I ordered 20+ including this breed and all are grown, happy and healthy. 🙂 Will be ordering more.

  10. Riley

    Great Chickens

    Great Chickens, fast shipping. Chicks did great. Was able to auto sex the babies immediately. I got a straight run and half were roosters. It was fun to watch them grow off. Egg colors are really vibrant. I think they have done a nice job representing the breed for basic. These are not show birds. Keep that in mind but they aren’t bad.

  11. Rae

    Definite Recommend

    I was excited to see this breed offered. The colored egg I wanted and the appearance of the bird (male and female) were also very pleasing to me. My birds are now 5 months old. They haven’t laid eggs yet but their temperament is superb in our established, assorted batch of 100 chickens. Even the young roosters are calm. We expect good things from this breed and are very pleased we purchased. Our mail order delivery was 100% live rate – no losses or health issues to date. Our purchasing experience was top notch. Thank you Cackle Hatchery . . . you’re doing a great job providing healthy poultry!

  12. Lisa H

    Hobby Farm

    We love the addition of the Cream Legbars. My daughter shows in local fairs and they did very well. The green eggs are beautiful. Fairly docile although the rooster can be a bit protective of his hens.

  13. Laura

    Cream legbars from Cackle Hatchery

    Beautiful healthy chicks! Have had for several months. They even sent an extra! Will buy again.

  14. Jake M.

    All in all good bird

    Got them in May and just started laying end of October. Great color of plumage. A little bit flighty though. All in all I am happy. Rooster is very tame.

  15. Dave

    creme legbars

    From a May 8 hatch, there are no eggs yet, while the barred rocks are laying regularly.

  16. BYJ

    I really like this breed.

    This year is the first time that I have ever had any Legbar chickens, but I decided to order some to see what they are like. Well I really like them, and I am planning to order some more this spring! They are very pretty birds, with a mostly calm personality, not flighty, they are medium sized birds, with moderate flight ability. I am looking forward to their first eggs!

  17. Crosswinds farm

    Egg laying machines

    I have had cream legbars for about 5 years and I enjoy them. Great egg layers with blue eggs. Good personalities and very cute with their tuft of feathers on their heads.
    Highly recommend to add diversity to your flock.

  18. Allison P.

    Gorgeous and friendly

    My cream legbar pullets are not only gorgeous but lay beautiful eggs. My egg customers as well as my children love them. The girls look fantastic and came happy and healthy in the mail!

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