Isbar thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. mstarr

    mstarr Out Of The Brooder

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    Lawatt, loved seeing the pictures of your fowl family. Thanks for sharing. What color do you expect the eggs to be in an isbar/maran cross?
    Longgrove, would love to see a picture of your splash roo.
     
  2. atmaclean

    atmaclean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple Isbar cockerels I need to sell. I have a beautiful black and a blue. I am located in NC. I have a splash pullet that has been laying several weeks now. They were all hatched in February.[​IMG]

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  3. lawatt

    lawatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing they will be a darker green/olive, but time will tell! they are 11 weeks old today, so will be a few more months (at least) before i see any eggs... i got all of them from Miss Molly here on BYC, she may have some crosses that are already at point of lay.
     
  4. Flowerbh

    Flowerbh Overrun With Chickens

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    So, my Isbar started laying eggs a couple of weeks ago. Well, now she is broody! OMG! First I have to wait forever to get eggs from her, and now this! I will be getting some Marans and EEs hatching eggs to put under her. She is sitting on plastic eggs right now. Ugh! I lost 7 hens this month to predators. One to a hawk and the rest to a bear! I don't have that many chickens left, and now I am egg poor! Got rid of a mean roo today, too. I need more chickens!
     
  5. Nomibear

    Nomibear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope she makes a good mama for you!
     
  6. mstarr

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    I crossed my Americauna hen with my Welsummer roo with the specific goal of seeing what color the eggs will be. They are about 4 months old and I think I have 2 hens, so we'll see. I'm thinking they will be green. I have Isbars (2 roos & 3 hens) that are also about 4 months old so I will compare egg colors amongst them!
     
  7. DeannaA

    DeannaA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I had found this thread before. I have bid on so many Isbar eggs but usually the price just goes too high for me. I finally won a few. They came from Louisiana. 4 of them had somewhat intact air cells. There are 7 eggs. They are due to hatch on 13 Sep. I am so excited. I hate waiting. If these don't hatch, is there anyone driving distance from Tuscaloosa AL that sells Hatching eggs?
     
  8. DeannaA

    DeannaA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got one out of the batch.
     
  9. atmaclean

    atmaclean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, thats too bad, but at least you got one little one. It will probably really bond to you!
     
  10. lawatt

    lawatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i recently set 12 shipped isbar eggs in my brand-new incubator, and had only one hatch, too (a splash) -- fortunately i'd put a cross-breed egg from my own laying flock in as well, so there are two to keep each other company:
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    hope your one chick does well!
     

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