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Legbar Chickens

Blue Egg Laying Legbar Chickens For Sale

Introduction to Legbar Chickens

Legbar Chickens are a lovely natural blue egg laying chicken, they have sweet natures and funky little tufts on their heads. They can be a little flighty but once established won’t wonder off. They like to be in mixed flocks foraging and free ranging, can be kept in smaller spaces provided you have plenty of enrichment.

Good With Most

This breed will be suited with most other breeds, however, some delicate breeds are not compatible with Hybrids or more aggressive breeds. Check the full breed guide for more information.

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Aloof But Friendly

This breed will be very inquisitive and friendly; however, they can seem a little aloof as they do not like being handled too much and will be self-sufficient, they prefer to chicken about doing their own thing.

150-200 Medium Blue PA

This breed will lay up to 200 medium, spearmint blue eggs per year, they are not known for being overly broody.

More About Legbar

  • Character

  • Suitability

  • History


Legbars are a docile and friendly chicken, they are not as large as a big hybrid and get along with most other breeds. They love to forage and free roam and are a confident little hen, perhaps not the cuddliest of hens but their natural inquisitive nature makes them a funny and characterful breed. They are not known to be aggressive and are well suited in mixed flocks of both larger and smaller chickens, they can be bullied if they are placed with too many breeds that are more aggressive.


These lovely mid-sized birds are fantastic for an acreage or even a smaller set up as they don’t need a huge amount of room and are content in a run, however, they are equally happy and confident when free ranging. They are clever little birds and naturally inquisitive as such they prefer to be in breed pairs and breeds that have a similar desire to forage and ‘chicken’ about, they can be mixed in flocks of hybrids, although their numbers should always be greater than the hybrids, and smaller bantams. They like to perch and roost and would need some run enrichment if left in for long periods, they can fly so need a good enclosure when you are not around, they can also manage a ladder or a ramp up to their house.


In 1930 R.C. Punnett received three hens from Clarence Elliot, who brought them back home to England from Chile, at the end of his expedition to South America.  t was late in the season so Punnett was only able to successfully breed one of the hens which he crossed with a Gold Penciled Hamburg cock. The cross resulted in five cockerels and two pullets of gold colour.  An experimental crossing of these with some cream-coloured Aruacna from Punnett’s laboratory led to the creation of the cream Legbar, a crested layer of coloured eggs for which a standard was drawn up in 1958.

They are very sought after and also quite rare in the U.K and are a pretty good pre breed layer hen, they can produce up to 150- 200 blue medium eggs a year but do tend to take a break through the winter, they have a life expectancy of 5-10 years.

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