blue Isbar/Andalusian

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sholmz, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. sholmz

    sholmz In the Brooder

    Jan 13, 2013
    Are these two the same. How was the Isbar formed?

  2. bramblefir

    bramblefir Songster

    Mar 11, 2014
    Nope, they're totally different.

    The Blue Andalusian is a very old breed of chicken that originated in Spain. They're good layers of creamy white eggs and are the original "blue" chicken. They're also an APA recognized breed and endangered.

    The Isbars are a fairly recent creation (1950's - 1960's) that originated in Sweden. They lay green eggs. The original breeder was attempting to make an autosexing green layer, but never finished breeding in the aitosexong qualities. I think the breeds used to start the Isbar were Crested Cream Legbars, Rhode Island Reds, and New Hampshire's. They are not a recognized breed.

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