Iowa Blues

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Heartlandrabbitry, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any experience with this breed? I'm interested in them and maybe down the road would like to get a few hens. Are they good layers? Friendly? Does anyone have any pictures of their Iowas? I would love to see them! Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess nobody? [​IMG]
     
  3. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to be picking up my first started Iowa Blue's this month. I have yet to hear anything about them myself.
     
  4. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can you post pictures when you get them? [​IMG]
     
  5. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely.
     
  6. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thanks!
     
  7. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Iowa blues I had in the past were good egg layers and a bit on the gamey side. They looked like birchen leghorns but a bit heavier.

    Tim
     
  8. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you know of any hatcheries that sell them?
     
  9. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Do you know of any hatcheries that sell them?

    Sandhill preservation center and Ideal Poultry are two.

    -Daniel
     
  10. bespoke.imports

    bespoke.imports New Egg

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    Here are some pictures of mine. I've bred the 5 I have now but they were originally out of Ideal stock. I would love to get a trio from a different line. They are good solid egg layers and they are tasty. I've found them to be calm birds that do a great job foraging outside and tolerate Virginia winters easily. My hens don't have a good birchen pattern and that is something I would like to fix with future generations.
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