This extravagant breed has great popularity abroad. Her breeding is considered very fashionable. All because Legbar not only externally have an exotic appearance, but most importantly it is the color of her eggs. The Legar chickens carry blue eggs. In recent years, have become very popular among domestic breeders.
This bird is characterized by a calm and measured nature, as well as its individual beauty. It was deduced by crossing the striped Plymuthrock with the golden Kempin cock, in the early 20th century. But as a result, egg production fell sharply. The breed in the form in which it is now, was derived by several more experimental crossings. After many attempts egg laying could be restored.
Features of the breed Legbar:
The most interesting feature is the blue color of the eggs; Chickens of this breed are very beautiful in appearance, they have a tuft, a colorful and catchy color; Color: roosters have light straw color, with strips of golden and brown color, chickens smoky, brown, pattern blurred and not pronounced; High viability: easily adapt to any conditions; Very friendly character; Very mobile and active, are in constant motion; It is easy to distinguish cocks from chickens in color, it is also possible to divide chickens at once by sex at the age of 24 years, feathering of the males, striped, chickens dark or black; Eggs are medium in size, weight is 60 grams; The bird has a fairly good mass for obtaining meat from it: an adult cock weighs from 3.3 kg to 3.5 kg, a chicken from 2.5 to 2.7 kg; The instinct of incubation is poorly developed, because of their increased mobility and activity, they simply can not sit long in one place; High vitality; Cocks are very developed instinct to protect chickens and offspring, they rush into battle with any opponent. But the birds are very friendly when they do not feel threatened. Easily coexist with individuals of other breeds; Very fond of free-range walking; Do not require additional food in the warm season, they are free to do the food they get for a walk;
This is a very popular breed, because its characteristics allow it to be kept in any conditions. But for a good egg production in winter, they need a positive temperature in the room. To do this, it is necessary to warm the walls and the floor of the coop, install a heater, then you can count on a large number of eggs. It is very good for the warmth of the floor to put sawdust, they give a thermal insulation, absorb moisture.
By breeding the Legbar chickens, it must be taken into account that they are very mobile and require a large space for walking. Therefore, it is necessary to attach an open-air cage for outdoor exercise. The walls must be high enough that the active bird does not fly out of the pen. Chickens and roosters of this breed are prone to obesity, so you need to make sure that they do not overeat.
In summer and spring, when there is a lot of natural food, giving them a lure is minimal. In the diet, mixed fodder, grain, corn prevails. But it is better to purchase ready-made industrial feeds, since the Legbar bird does not like the feed mixed in the usual way. They are selective and fastidious in food as aristocrats. Chickens are fed porridge, steamed on water and broth.
In winter it is necessary to add vitamins to the diet. Do not get addicted to the addition of various store food, as they can cause beriberi. Do not forget about the sand for cleansing goiter, as well as egg shell, which will give the necessary calcium.