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Is this Isbar /silverudds blue eggs... or did i recieve mix eggs?

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Today i recieved 15 hatching eggs thats supposed to be from isbar.

 

These are the eggs.
No blitz, and its shot in daylight.
The white egg is a store egg to give you something to compare the colours against.

To me they look like mix eggs, but I have not had isbars before, so i wanted a second opinion from someone who might know the colour varioations of these eggs better than I do.

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I am far from being an expert on the breed, but to my knowledge true Isbars are supposed to lay green eggs. Is it just me, or are the eggs filthy? IMHO if you are selling expensive hatching eggs they need to be clean. How much did you pay for them?

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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they have some poop on em yes.
In norway is not common to disinfect the eggs before shipping them, because the shells can get very thin when using virkon s on them. people usually disinfect them after arrival.
but they could have been cleaned a bit more.

and also here eggs probably, a bit more, i payed in total with shipping somewhere between 62-71 dollars depending on the valuta rate. these were 3 dollars each, and eggs varies between 3-4 dollars each depending on the breed here.

I have been talking a bit with some other isbar ppl in norway, and apparantly all these eggs are withing the approved color range for isbars.

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Here in America, Isbars can lay a brown tint egg, which is considered a flaw, as they are known and valued as green layers.

You being in Europe closer to its land of origin would likely have access to the full range of color.

I've gotten dirty hatching eggs too. Many breeders don't clean fertile eggs as it messes with the antimicrobial bloom on the egg and can interfere with hatching.

If you want only blue/green layers, obviously set and/or breed only from the blue layers. The genetics require at least 1 blue/green layer in a mating to produce 50% green and 50% brown or white of the other parent's color. If you mate blue layer to blue layer, you should recapture your blue (green) laying capability quickly within a generation or two.

Good luck on your hatches.

LofMc

EDITED to add: that is assuming 1 blue gene inherited by the blue green layer as you are receiving them from a flock that clearly also carries brown tint. If the blue green layer has 2 genes, then all progeny will carry the dominant blue gene and lay blue green eggs that 1st generation but will breed at 50%....edited to add further if you breed to non blue. If you target breeding blue to blue, you'll recapture that double blue gene eventually with proper culling.
Edited by Lady of McCamley - 4/13/16 at 5:29pm
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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