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I’m having trouble sexing some of the Cream Legbars I’ve hatched yesterday…. Not sure if they’ll change more in the next 12hrs? They hatched between 6pm last night and 4am this morning! Looking at wing feathers, two out of three of the really light ones have alternating short and long wing feathers, however they have no dot on their forehead or lines? And the really dark one has no chipmunk lines 🤔 I’m a bit baffled! They’re all definitely Pure Cream Legbars too as the cockerel was closed in with the ladies for a few days before the eggs were collected!

Any help would be much appreciated!
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Adorable. It won't be me giving you a hand with them. Are Cream Legbars one of those that can sexed at hatch?

Ken might stop by to give us some info on that.
Yeah, Cream Legbars are an auto-sexing breed :) just not sure these look like them! Suspicious it might be from a previous mating from what some other forums have been saying! However the light ones are now getting ever so slightly darker lines down their backs now they’re fluffing out nicely!
 

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Well, if the girls were with another roo and not enough time to have his sperm be nonviable, they could be the other roo's peeps.
 

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I’m a bit baffled! They’re all definitely Pure Cream Legbars too as the cockerel was closed in with the ladies for a few days before the eggs were collected!
Those chicks don't appear to be "pure" cream legbars. Hens can store viable sperm for up to 3 weeks. If the hens were with another cockerel/rooster prior to being with the CL rooster for a few days, they are mixes.
 

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Those are not cream legbars.

You've got yourself some cute little Easter Eggers.

Cream legbars are an autosexing breed, which if pure would look like this:

Female on the left, and male on the right.

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Well, if the girls were with another roo and not enough time to have his sperm be nonviable, they could be the other roo's peeps.
The only other roo is an Exchequer Leghorn and they’re born black and white so I guess that explains the black one! ☺ Either way they’re all cute! I think the others are more Legbar like, however still lacking in the brown colour feathers so I doubt pure! Thankyou for everyone’s input!
 

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This is them now after leaving them for a while to fully dry! The pale ones seem to have developed some darker stripes down their backs? (For those of you doing the maths, the last 2 hatched while I was at work!) 🥰
 

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Those don't appear to be full Cream Legbars. It say's though that males have a white dot on their head and females have a dark line going down their back so that's what makes me think not full Legbar.
 

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Doesn't matter if they're pure or not, baby chicks are always adorable. And I've seen some absolutely stunning mixed breeds over the years.
Oh, They're definitely ADORABLE :love: ! I was just saying I don't know if you could sex them since they're not full Legbar.. I actually prefer mixed breeds they are beautiful!
 

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Update for everyone! The markings seem to be getting clearer by the hour 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ve got 1 pale one that doesnt really have a stripe, 3 that seem to have faint chipmunk stripes, and one that has the most prominent stripes….. I’ve popped some photos on, 2 group photos, and another of the one without stripes and the one with the most prominent stripes.
 

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Snuggles before bed! I love these guys! Gonna be sad when they go back to my friends! 🥺
 

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Everyone of them is asleep. How sweet is that?

That have to go to a different home? Did I know that?
They all snuggle up as closely under my chin as they can! The other ones got too warm 🥺

And it’s at my friends smallholding so I’ll get to see them lots 🥰
 
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