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Cream Crested Legbar Eggs
#31
[quote name='cluckychookie' date='15 August 2010 - 05:34 PM' timestamp='1281890080' post='204117']

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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Hi,

I am sorry to hear your chook is laying the wrong colour eggs, about the size though, they should get bigger as she gets older. Is she well in every other way? perhaps an araucana would suit you they lay lovely blue-green eggs. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />
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#32
[quote name='goldilocks' date='16 August 2010 - 03:42 PM' timestamp='1281969721' post='204203']

Hi,

I am sorry to hear your chook is laying the wrong colour eggs, about the size though, they should get bigger as she gets older. Is she well in every other way? perhaps an araucana would suit you they lay lovely blue-green eggs. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />

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Yes she's really healthy - we had one egg a few days ago which was normal size and thought Bingo she's cracked it <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> Next day it was business as usual small again so I know she's got it in her! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />



An Aracauna (prob spelt it wrong) is on the wish list for the next girl, possibly with a Maran as a companion!
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#33
The seller may well have been genuine and she was hatched from a blue egg, this breed is so messed up even the nicest looking legbars can throw odd offspring, the breed is a bit of a work in progress as I have found out and I have only been breeding them for a couple of years but have been through a good few girls that haven't been right.

I'm sure her egg size will get bigger once she gets in to the swing of things, my one in the pic started laying a couple of weeks ago and she did a pekin size egg followed by a huge slightly mis-shaped one followed by a couple more pekin size ones, i'm sure they will get the hang of it soon <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />

Em
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