I have 3 Iowa Blue hens 5-6 months old......I just got them about 2-1/2 weeks ago. They are very pretty ladies. I love their coloring, especially the lacing on their necks. At first they looked black but upon a closer look they are very dark bluish with some green tinges....Their legs are black. Mine are laying eggs, unlike my 3 Buff Rocks. If I decide to increase my flock I definitely will get more of the Iowa Blues.