Ross, Gunther, and The Rachels
Ross, Gunther, and The Rachels

Ross, Gunther, and The Rachels



There’s some drama going on in the chicken yard. Ross and Gunther both told me that they love Rachel and wanted to battle to the death over her. If you’re confused right now, go watch all 10 seasons of Friends and you’ll be totally caught up. I came up with a brilliant solution to this problem. All of the cream legbar females are named Rachel, and there are 2 Rachels in with Gunther, and 1 in with Ross. Just don’t tell Ross that Gunther has to Rachels and everyone will be happy!

Gunther is our smaller opal legbar rooster. He’s not only beautiful, he’s also good at his roosterly duties, like taking care of the ladies in his flock. Gunther has been genetically tested and is homozygous for the blue egg gene. That means that he has 2 copies of it, so his babies will all receive at least 1 blue egg gene. This makes Gunther a great option for breeding olive eggers. If he’s bred with a homozygous dark brown egg chicken the babies will be considered first generation, or F1, olive eggers. They should consistently lay olive colored eggs. Ross is homozygous for the chocolate egg gene, and you can learn more about him at this link. We are getting beautiful eggs from Ross and Rachel’s babies!

It’s hard to decide what’s the coolest thing about legbars, but one of their best features is the fact that you can tell their gender at hatch based on the color of their down! That means that Buckaboo Farm is able to offer legbar females that are day old chicks! In addition to the fact that they are sexable at birth and they lay blue eggs, I’m super partial to the cute little crest on these birds!