UPDATE: The eggs are all spoken for through the middle of December. If anyone backs out or the girls keep laying I'll post again. Thanks for all the interest. TEST HATCHER NEEDED: (Please don't hit the Buy-It-Now button. PM if you want the eggs. I am not charging for the eggs, just $15.00 for shipping) I have 15+ Icelandic eggs that need to be incubated. I am looking for someone interested in the preservation of the breed to take these eggs and incubate them. They are pullet eggs and the fertility rate on them has not been great at 50-60%. Actual hatch rates are excellent though. I would like to see how these do when shipped and if the fertility has improved. I re-homed a rooster last week and my flock roo seems to have settled down and is "dating" more and fighting less. If you would like to try to hatch yourself some Icelandics send me a PM. I hope someone who follows this thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=299038&p=1 will want them. Please don't ask for the eggs of your interest is in crossbreeding or selling hatching eggs as the next big thing. I am part of a movement aimed at preserving this critically endangered breed of chicken. The chickens are especially cold hearty, good foragers, good setters, and they lay a medium white egg. They are independent little creatures, will fly over most fences and are not particularly fond of being handled beyond the juvenile age. There is no standard. One hen can lay eggs that hatch multiple colored chicks. The adult birds are medium sized, can have yellow or slate legs, may be crested or non-crested, and have white earlobes. The combs vary from bird to bird. You can read the thread for information about how I acquired the birds and their history in the U.S. I would ship Priority Mail tomorrow or Wednesday depending on when I select a buyer. I cannot guarantee hatch or fertility rates. I will pack the eggs as carefully as possible. I reserve the right to cancel the auction if an appropriate buyer is not found. These are the chicks that hatched yesterday and today: They take motherhood very seriously: Here are some of the roos, hens, and pullets.