BLUE ISBARS - Pictures and discussion

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Phage, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. warbirds

    warbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a particular goal or purpose in mind from crossing these two breeds?
     
  2. lonnyandrinda

    lonnyandrinda Overrun With Chickens

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    I would guess Olive Eggs....
     
  3. Jobele

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    He's really pretty!
     
  4. Jobele

    Jobele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, but as rare as this breed is on the planet......I'm not crossing mine with nothin......LOL

    I just want to try and get mine to start hatching. For some reason....they are laying eggs pretty steady, but they aren't hatching out. I was told that they need more humidity during hatching time. But, I have a GQF and it's got several different breeds in there....so it makes it hard to bump up the humidity just for the Isbars. I suppose I'll have to buy a separate incubator just for the Isbar eggs?
     
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  6. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    I would love to see the egg color on the Isbar/Marans cross!
     
  7. Kimmi500

    Kimmi500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! I just hatched an Isbar/Marans chick :)
     
  8. lawatt

    lawatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    re: the isbar/marans cross, i didn't "make" them myself, but got hatching eggs from a friend -- and yes, her plan was to make olive-colored eggs. which worked!
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    in this photo, the isbar/marans cross egg is second from the right, very true-olive, not at all pastel.

    i believe she used a blue marans in the cross, and the resulting birds really are lovely -- but i am definitely planning to keep them distinct from the pure isbars & their progeny -- but all my isbar pullets are either just chicks or still too young to be in the pen with Blue the cockerel. they'll all get there eventually...

    edit: and i'm actually somewhat curious to see what an F2 cross back with an isbar would turn out like... might try hatching some eggs just to see.
     
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  9. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    Very cool egg color! I had a Wellie in my Isbar pen, so I stuck a few of her eggs in the incubator... we'll see what happens.
     
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  10. lonnyandrinda

    lonnyandrinda Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine have no trouble hatching in my GQF at regular temp and humidity settings. However they are ALWAYS the last to hatch of all the breeds, 12-24 hours after everybody else. How are their air cell size at lockdown?


    Not quite sure what is hysterical about that... but glad you got a good laugh! Good for the soul! [​IMG]
     

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