Is this Isbar /silverudds blue eggs... or did i recieve mix eggs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by atiram, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. atiram

    atiram New Egg

    Mar 18, 2016
    Today i recieved 15 hatching eggs thats supposed to be from isbar.

    These are the eggs.
    No blitz, and its shot in daylight.
    The white egg is a store egg to give you something to compare the colours against.

    To me they look like mix eggs, but I have not had isbars before, so i wanted a second opinion from someone who might know the colour varioations of these eggs better than I do.

  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    I am far from being an expert on the breed, but to my knowledge true Isbars are supposed to lay green eggs. Is it just me, or are the eggs filthy? IMHO if you are selling expensive hatching eggs they need to be clean. How much did you pay for them?
  3. atiram

    atiram New Egg

    Mar 18, 2016
    they have some poop on em yes.
    In norway is not common to disinfect the eggs before shipping them, because the shells can get very thin when using virkon s on them. people usually disinfect them after arrival.
    but they could have been cleaned a bit more.

    and also here eggs probably, a bit more, i payed in total with shipping somewhere between 62-71 dollars depending on the valuta rate. these were 3 dollars each, and eggs varies between 3-4 dollars each depending on the breed here.

    I have been talking a bit with some other isbar ppl in norway, and apparantly all these eggs are withing the approved color range for isbars.
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  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    Here in America, Isbars can lay a brown tint egg, which is considered a flaw, as they are known and valued as green layers.

    You being in Europe closer to its land of origin would likely have access to the full range of color.

    I've gotten dirty hatching eggs too. Many breeders don't clean fertile eggs as it messes with the antimicrobial bloom on the egg and can interfere with hatching.

    If you want only blue/green layers, obviously set and/or breed only from the blue layers. The genetics require at least 1 blue/green layer in a mating to produce 50% green and 50% brown or white of the other parent's color. If you mate blue layer to blue layer, you should recapture your blue (green) laying capability quickly within a generation or two.

    Good luck on your hatches.


    EDITED to add: that is assuming 1 blue gene inherited by the blue green layer as you are receiving them from a flock that clearly also carries brown tint. If the blue green layer has 2 genes, then all progeny will carry the dominant blue gene and lay blue green eggs that 1st generation but will breed at 50%....edited to add further if you breed to non blue. If you target breeding blue to blue, you'll recapture that double blue gene eventually with proper culling.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2016
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