Hatching Eggs

 
 

Isabel Cuckoo and Crele Orpington

Our Isabel Cuckoo hatching eggs originate from two seperate breeding groups. The first group comprises of 2 Isabel hens from Twin Brothers Fancy Chick, 1 Crele hen, 1 Crele Split to Isabel rooster. These yield a Combination Crele Split & Isabel Cuckoo.

The second flock is an Isabel Cuckoo hens, Isabel rooster from Twin Brothers Fancy Chicks, and a Crele split Rooster. The Crele improves color and genetic diversity while producing an absolute stunning bird. When pairing birds like this, color is less likely to dilute out and a reduction in tan coloring.

 
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Opal Lebgar

Our beautiful Opal Legbar’s are the pride of our offerings. Our group comprises of 3 Opal hens, 3 split to Opal, Opal rooster, and a split rooster. This combination aids in genetic diversity and appropriate egg coloring. This breed is auto-sexing via distinct markings upon hatch indicating hens and roosters.

Opal x Opal
These eggs come from breeding pens which contain Opal Legbar roosters covering Opal Legbar hens.  All chicks hatched from these eggs will be Opal chicks.  These eggs are the quickest way to a all Opal Legbar flock.  However keep in mind that the lavender gene causes poor feather quality.  All lavender based chicken breeds are susceptible to this issue, and Opal Legbars are no exception.  We highly recommend, if you are planning to breed your Opal Legbars, to breed back to good quality Cream (or Golden Crele) Legbars every at least every three generations in order to improve feather quality in succeeding generatons.  In fact, we require breeders to agree to this caveat in order to be listed on our Breeders Directory page. 

"Split" x Opal
These eggs come from breeding pens which contain "split" roosters covering Opal hens.  Half of the chicks that hatch from these eggs will be Opals and half will be "splits".  What is a split you ask?  A split is a Legbar, either cream or golden crele, that also possesses one lavender gene.  An Opal Legbar possesses two copies of the lavender gene.  Only with two copies are the beautiful grey and cream colors expresses.  With only one copy, a "split" Legbar will look just like a cream or golden crele Legbar.  However, "splits" can produce more Opals if paired with another Opal or another "split".

Opal x "Split" 
These eggs come from breeding pens which contain Opal roosters covering "split" hens.  Half of the chicks that hatch from these eggs will be Opals and half will be "splits".  What is a split you ask?  A split is a Legbar, either cream or golden crele, that also possesses one lavender gene.  An Opal Legbar possesses two copies of the lavender gene.  Only with two copies are the beautiful grey and cream colors expresses.  With only one copy, a "split" Legbar will look just like a cream or golden crele Legbar.  However, "splits" can produce more Opals if paired with another Opal or another "split".