Iowa Blues from Ideal

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ethingtonart, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. ethingtonart

    ethingtonart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have pictures of their Iowa Blues pullets from Ideal Poultry? I'm thinking about getting some next spring and would like to know more about them first.

    I would really like to see pictures!!! And I would like to know how many eggs they lay a week, what their personality is like, and anything else you might know!

    Thanks!
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    If you want the REAL Iowa Blues, get them from a private breeder.

    From what I know about them, they are terribly broody and they do lay very nice eggs!
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Aren't they a cross of Marans & something? There was a thread about them a few months ago.
     
  4. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. ethingtonart

    ethingtonart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want the REAL Iowa Blues, get them from a private breeder.

    I'm not terribly concerned about getting a real Iowa blue at the moment, just something pretty and different for my laying flock.

    Also, there is a little bit of information on Wikipedia listed under "Iowa Blue" (chickens).

    idunno

    They do seem to be a bit of a mystery. (Probably why I'm so intrigued. [​IMG])

    I did see the other post and the wiki entry but I can't seem to dig up much more. I kinda wish Ideal had photos instead of drawings depicting the birds that they sell....

    Anyone in BackYardChicken land have some?​
     
  6. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to Yahoo, select Images, and do a search for "Iowa Blue." You'll probably find pics there.
     

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