ORPINGTON CRELE LEGBAR POULTRY
Orpington Crele Legbar
I saw this photo of an Orpington Crele Legbar on a well-known auction site recently and just fell in love with it!!
The details stated that the seller was making 6 eggs from this award winning bird available for auction as a limited offer and may not be making any more available-I was hooked and just had to have a bid as the plumage is so colourful and it would make a great addition to my flock, surely I should get at least 1 cockerel from the batch of 6 Orpington Crele Legbar eggs!!
Pasted from the sellers Orpington Crele Legbar auction details - stockbridge69
CRELE LEGBAR LARGE ORPINGTON THAT HAS BEEN SHOWN IN 2008/9. AS YOU CAN SEE, THIS YOUNG BIRD CARRIES THE CORRECT BARRING ON HIS WING TIP WHICH WILL IMPROVE ONCE HE HAS MOULTED, WHICH HE HAS NOT YET DONE!!!!
THE PERSON TO THANK FOR THIS MAGNIFICENT BIRD IS OF COURSE MY HERO DAVID POWNALL (THANKS DAVID) YET AGAIN A TOP BREEDER OF A NON STANDARD BIRD!!
THIS YOUNG COCK GOT A 1ST AT THE NATIONAL (WITH DAVID AS JUDGE), 1ST AT THE FEDERATION (WITH BRIAN ANDERTON AS JUDGE). WHICH WAS ALSO OUR CLUB SHOW. SURPRISINGLY A 3RD AT THE NORTHERN THIS YEAR BEATING STANDARD COLOURS OF BLUES AND BLACKS THANKS TO THE JUDGE AND CONVICTION OF EDWARD BOOTHMAN COMMITTE MEMBER OF THE POULTRY CLUB!!!
MY THANKS GOES TO ALL THE JUDGES WHO THOUGHT SO HIGHLY OF THIS LOVELY BIRD.
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(Victor Meldrew moment) I don't believe it!!
I won the auction, I am sooo happy.
Eggs on the way!!
Orpington Crele Legbar Eggs in my incubator.
6 Orpington Crele Legbar Eggs duly arrived whole and after a very impatient 24 hours while they rested and I checked my incubator after setting it up, I started incubation and popped them in with an X on one side and a 1 on the other in pencil as they need turning 3 times a day and it helps to do this (I have been told)
3 times a day, turn turn turn.................
Orpington Crele Legbar eggs
I won't bore you with the details, 18 days -turning Orpington Crele Legbar eggs 3 times a day and keeping an eye on the temperature to stay at 100 degrees c and making sure 2 water wells are kept topped up................
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I must have been doing something right because one of the eggs has started to hatch right on day 21!!
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The Orpington Crele Legbar eggs have started to hatch, bang on target, the first one at exactly 21 days!!
The Orpington club in UK is at http://www.theorpingtonclub.co.uk
I'm so excited!!
The first Orpington Crele Legbar chick has arrived.
Orpington Crele Legbar Chick no. 2
You get the picture!!
5 Healthy Chicks.
All safe and sound.
Orpington Crele Legbar Chicks Growing Nicely!!
I wonder if they are sex linked?
Experience of incubating poultry eggs.