- Mar 23, 2008
I'm still wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with Iowa Blue roosters? I would like to know if they are friendly, passive or aggressive? Fliers or well adapted to confinement? Anybody?
There's little information to be found, because their distinction as a legitimate breed is dubious at best. They have a very obscure past, with possibly a few extremely localized farmers working on a similar looking chicken. One guy comes along and collects a bunch of birds which look like what he thinks is something called an Iowa Blue, proclaims the new breed, and presto, because it's "rare", he makes a killing selling them to everyone who falls for the story. It would be nice to see one that is a good representative of "the breed", but no can can say exactly what that is.