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Cream Crested Legbar Eggs
#16
[quote name='cluckychookie' date='24 June 2010 - 11:37 AM' timestamp='1277375821' post='198569']

Thanks April - she is lovely but I'm really disapointed about the egg colour as I bought her as a pure breed (and paid a pure breed price!) from a well known breeder in Lincs. I was expecting blue eggs feom her and we checked when we bought her that she should lay that colour but she was only 18 weeks when I got her so she hadn't laid at that point. I have emailed and told them but as I wouldn't want to give her up now as she's such a friendly girl I doubt there is anything that can be done. It just makes me nervous when buying new hens as I apear to have problems every time even though I've used different breeders. I guess thats just part of the course with chooks.



I may have to go for an Araucana next but I don't have any more room at the moment unless I build a pen at the allotment.... <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

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If your coops are full this year...perhaps I could help you with a lovely Olive Green Egg layer in 2011. Hopefully with have a few more Shetlands to sell nest season.
I never make the same mistake twice. I do it at least five or six times, just to make sure !

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#17
[quote name='april' date='24 June 2010 - 10:27 PM' timestamp='1277414863' post='198682']

If your coops are full this year...perhaps I could help you with a lovely Olive Green Egg layer in 2011. Hopefully with have a few more Shetlands to sell nest season.

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Well that would interesting, I never say never but Kent might be a bit far to go to collect one <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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#18
[quote name='cluckychookie' date='25 June 2010 - 08:27 AM' timestamp='1277450825' post='198709']

Well that would interesting, I never say never but Kent might be a bit far to go to collect one <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

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No it's not - just down the road around a couple of corners, over the bridge and bob's your uncle and charlie's your aunt! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



Seriously would be happy to ferry birds up to you if you want - will probably be down that way during the course of the year! Good excuse to go and give k9 a hard time!
You've only got one life - live it!
squizzers
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#19
[quote name='Squizzers' date='25 June 2010 - 12:01 PM' timestamp='1277463667' post='198729']

No it's not - just down the road around a couple of corners, over the bridge and bob's your uncle and charlie's your aunt! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



Seriously would be happy to ferry birds up to you if you want - will probably be down that way during the course of the year! Good excuse to go and give k9 a hard time!

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Chucklers are such a cooperative bunch. I'm sure that some how we could get any chook to any part of the UK for any reason and to any chuckler - brilliant aren't we ? <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
I never make the same mistake twice. I do it at least five or six times, just to make sure !

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#20
I have this sudden vision of a chucklers relay . . . clandestine meetings at dusk to hand over chook crates . . . mind you, that way we could probably move chooks from Cornwall to Scotland if we wanted to!
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#21
[quote name='Kermit' date='26 June 2010 - 08:05 AM' timestamp='1277535945' post='198883']

I have this sudden vision of a chucklers relay . . . clandestine meetings at dusk to hand over chook crates . . . mind you, that way we could probably move chooks from Cornwall to Scotland if we wanted to!

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I wonder if we could? Hmmmm - from Lord Cluck (I think he is south-est) through to Richard up in bonny Scotland! What birds of Lord Clucks do you fancy Richard? <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />
You've only got one life - live it!
squizzers
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#22
|Now that's sounding like a challenge! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />

How about doing it for charity

Cancer relief springs to mind <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />

We could make a nest box, containing imaginary chook

Any chuckler taking part in passing the chook

adds a donation raised locally to the nest

then passes it on up the country.

Any takers? <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />
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#23
I'm in for that. i Think it should be a live chook though!
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#24
[quote name='GYP' date='01 July 2010 - 07:21 PM' timestamp='1278008489' post='199472']

I'm in for that. i Think it should be a live chook though!

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I think it might be a bit stressful for a live chook <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='blink' />
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#25
We have a few chucklers way up in the North of Scotland, In Wick if I remember correctly!
If they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love.
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#26
Sorry for late reply, I've only just read this post.



I agree with April 101 per cent, I have a Heritage Skyline too and your girl is a dead ringer. I think you've been sold an imposter ... hope you can get it sorted out.
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#27
[quote name='PrettyandFluffy' date='12 August 2010 - 08:52 PM' timestamp='1281642751' post='203837']

Sorry for late reply, I've only just read this post.



I agree with April 101 per cent, I have a Heritage Skyline too and your girl is a dead ringer. I think you've been sold an imposter ... hope you can get it sorted out.

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Yes it was a shame really, she was a replacement for a sick bird from the same place but when I thought about it later the other girl also had blue earlobes which Daisy doesn't?!?



Anyway, she turned into the most friendly girl in the world and I'm really pleased I've got her <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/wub.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wub:' /> , she may not lay blue eggs but she does lay little cream ones almost every day! They changed size today and she laid her first normal size egg after months of laying little ones!
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#28
My girl, Cissie, has white ear lobes but lays pale blue eggs. Hope your girl is a bit brighter than Cissie though ... She really is VERY hard of thinking!
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#29
Only just seen this post, your girl looks too gold to be a cream legbar, they should have cream neck hackles and a salmon chest and your girl looks gold in the pics and her chest looks to be more chestnut. There have been alot of problems with people crossing cream and gold legbars, the result being ones that look like yours as the crest will be dominant, if you cross the two this is what you end up with, this would also explain your egg colour.

The breed standard does say blue, green or olive eggs, pesonally I prefer the blue ones, although the girl in the pic on her own does green eggs

They should look like this:
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#30
[quote name='Emchicks' date='15 August 2010 - 02:07 PM' timestamp='1281877626' post='204106']

Only just seen this post, your girl looks too gold to be a cream legbar, they should have cream neck hackles and a salmon chest and your girl looks gold in the pics and her chest looks to be more chestnut. There have been alot of problems with people crossing cream and gold legbars, the result being ones that look like yours as the crest will be dominant, if you cross the two this is what you end up with, this would also explain your egg colour.

The breed standard does say blue, green or olive eggs, pesonally I prefer the blue ones, although the girl in the pic on her own does green eggs

They should look like this:

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That's an interesting reply as I remember when we chose her being offered a choice of 2. One was lighter than her so we decided to go for the darker coloured one. In our defence we did ask for a CCL and my other half asked if she had hatched from a blue egg and the breeder confirmed this was the case. I guess when you are inexperienced you have to put your trust in the 'professionals' of the trade! I chose this breeder because I had seen him display at local agri shows and he apeared to have a professional set up. When I contacted him to let him know that she laid cream eggs he never replied. This was the second hen I had from him as the first had a terrible gurgling cold which I couldn't budge after several weeks of treatment. I got the feeling in the end that he just wasn't interested in me, possible because I only bought the one hen so not his best customer. That said I paid £25 for her and godness konw how much in fuel as he was over an hour away and we had to go twice!...For the record I won't be getting any from him in the future <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' /> Oh and the cream eggs she does lay a really small too, I guess like banty eggs!!! Yes, Daisy-May was a great buy <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />
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