Jumbo Coturnix Quail
Breezy Bird Farms
Jumbo Coturnix Quail
Heritage Breeders Poultry Canada
Leg bars are the most popular auto sexing breed in the world
Their are 3 types of Legbar are white, cream and golden crele. Many that are new to the legbar confuse the cream and the crele variety. Many birds sold as "cream" are actually crele. Also, Many birds are split having both cream and crele genes. BBF birds have very little cream genetics ,as this has been mainly bred out. An Apa Standard for the breed is being produced to help breeders work towards the same common goal. Our farm has selected to work on the golden crele type.
We currently have crested and non crested in the flock and are working towards crested only. The stock was originally self imported from the U.S. many years ago. Both crested and non crested arrived directly from the original importer. No other blood has entered this current line from BBF. The farm has chosen to keep some non crested hens as they seem to be laying the bluest and largest coloured eggs! The work continues to get everything right, but it is a long road ahead. Even though the breed may have a few flaws towards perfecting type, the eggs are quite precious. The focus has mainly been on preserving the egg color and size.
Hens are layers of around 180 large blue eggs per year. The eggs are large in size. After many attempts at adding new blood, the farm has found many purchased eggs to be small and almost white in color, some even with green or olive eggs. This has not been added to our flock as mentioned above, the farm has pure lines since the original import. The legbar should not lay green but blue large eggs. Shades of blue can vary.
The blue large eggs makes the breed very popular and the chicks are also quite interesting. The chicks are auto sexing at hatch. You can tell the sex by the color of the down.
The Legbar is a light fowl, with males weighing 7½lbs and females weighing 5-6lbs. It has a triangular shaped body with a long, flat back. They have a single red comb with 6 points, wattles are also red. Earlobes are cream or white. The bird forages well as do most light varieties.
The legbar may be picky on where they decide to lay. Placing a ceramic egg or golf ball in the laying
help to train the bird where you want them to lay.
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