Appearances Matter  

The Legbar is a crested breed based on British Standards with USA color variations:
Buying Legbars? See the Cream Legbar Club Breed Guide and checklist
Breeding for consistency? See proposed Standard of Perfection (SOP) for each Legbar variety.


ABCs of Legbars (Autosexing, Blue and blue-green egg laying, Crested)

The Legbar is a crested light- to medium-weight fowl which lays blue and blue-green eggs, has wild-type down off-spring which are autosexing at hatch (male and female offspring have different down color patterns). The White Legbar may have less obvious gender differences at hatch (reduced autosexing) as the down color is primarily yellow/white with faint wild-type markings.
All crested Legbar varieties shall have the same silhouette or shape. The proposed SOP for the American Poultry Association (APA) Legbar body type is intended to be in keeping with the British Standard, but with minor changes to reflect a healthy, thrifty bird. Please note that the Legbar is similar in shape to Mediterranean breeds and should not be expected to look like an American Leghorn.
Notable visual characteristics include:
  • Crest
  • Single comb
  • White earlobes
  • Yellow legs

For more details, please see the Cream Legbar Club Breed Guide.