Chicken Breed Focus - Isbar (Blue Isbar)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found my BI's nest. Must have been her last one before I cooped her in a run. There still should be
    One more nest somewhere. They are great egg hiders.
     
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  2. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Beautiful eggs, they almost blend right in with the plants.
     
  3. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    If it helps, the father would have had to have been a blue rooster - you need 2 copies of the black diluter (blue) gene, one from each parent, in order to get splash. I must add, if there is any question as to the parentage, please don't use the chicks in an Isbar breeding program, even if they appear pure. But they should be GREAT layers! I have a couple of Isbar mix girls that are wonderful layers.

    Oh, BTW, beautiful eggs! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not doing any specific breeding yet. Is there any sop guidelines on breeding them?
     
  5. Rooster3

    Rooster3 New Egg

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    How can you get hold of these lovely ladies in UK? Any breeder out there?
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    I don't know the answer to your question but I wanted to welcome you to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. robgray

    robgray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My blue isbar out and about...she always looks like she's on a mission!
     
  8. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    I had 2 breeds before coming here. 2. TWO.
    And whybi didn't even KNOW I had 11 more birds than I thought and am scrambling together a new coop lol ;) DANGEROUS! They look an awful lot like the Blue Andalusian... Which I also just got suckered into by McMurray, as a freebie... Argh! No more!... Right now.... :p
     
  9. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am the same way. I want a pair of every kind of bird...
     
  10. KYTinpusher

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    There is no SOP. Even in Sweden they are still working on an official description. Martin Silverudd never filed an official description of the Blue Isbar before he died. However, on our FB group, we have some members from Sweden, including directors of the group responsible for preserving the Blue Isbar and other Silverudd breeds. They are advising us about the characteristics that do/do not belong in breeding Isbars.

    Welcome to BYC! I'll send you a PM. [​IMG]

    What a lovely lady!
     

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