Legbars are popular due to their autosexing genes and blue (sometimes minty) eggs. Opal legbars are a gorgeous lavender color but if bred to each other for too long, they can develop feather issues, so we match back to Cream Legbars every few generations. Chicks during those years might be Opal or Cream. Our flock has genetics from Candace Waldon, Curtis Hale, Sherolyn Craig, and a tiny tiny unavoidable bit of Jill Rees. We had plans to get some directly from Candace (the original discoverer/creator of the Opal line) in 2022, but her whole flock was wiped out by a predator and she replenished them with birds from Higher Calling Homestead. We are on their waitlist for 2023!
Legbars lay on average 230 medium-large sky blue (sometimes greenish) eggs per year.
Legbar hens weigh about 6lbs and roosters about 7.5lbs.
Legbars are decently cold hardy, but roosters are prone to frostbite on their large combs.
Curious and spunky, Legbars do not like to sit still! Our hens love to perch on our shoulders or get into places they shouldn't. The roosters must have a lot of testosterone - they are feisty! We do not keep mean birds in our gene pools here, but the roosters who have caused the most drama in the bachelor pad have all been Legbars. That being said, they are also the absolute best flock protectors we've seen! Legbars prefer to free range, but are also happy scratching around in their run.