Swedish isbars

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cedwalkdun, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. cedwalkdun

    cedwalkdun Hatching

    Mar 7, 2015
    Swedish isbar-I was wondering what people with this breed thought about them I just ordered a dozen eggs with two extra so fourteen eggs and put them in the incubator on the 6th when should I Be able to candle them just every thing about hem in general[​IMG][​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. I've had a lot of breeds over the years, but never Swedish Isbars. However, if you post on our Isbar thread at https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/535731/isbar-thread, someone there can likely help you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hatch.
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your hatch. [​IMG]
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have never kept this breed either. Definitely stop by the thread that Michael has left for you.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
  6. ChicKat

    ChicKat Crowing Premium Member

    Hi and welcome to the BYC forum.

    I love my Isbars -- tremendously. They are beautiful chickens IMO. I have 3 hens right now that I got from someone who got theirs from Greenfire Farms first Isbars. The first Isbars have eyes that are very prominent - very shiny and they look black, very very pretty IMO.

    Seems like last year people who had the breed were having some real trouble with successful hatches, or even if they did have hatches, the chicks did not live long. In someways I attribute part of this to the degree of inbreeding that must have been occurring. With so few Isbars and most people probably getting brothers and sisters -- it seemed to me like the gene pool must be very small for the breed. I made a conscious effort to source Isbars from different locations. In July I got 7 from Omega Hills Farms - of the seven I have kept two blues. I now have the blue rooster with my original hens. Tomorrow I will be sending out some of their eggs.

    These birds are highly productive -- the three original hens I have are continuing to lay even though they are going through a molt. I don't know how they do it. They are excellent layers, excellent foragers. The rooster besides being very beautiful is very nice to humans.

    I think that most of the Isbars I see now, including the Greenfire Farms lack the dark eyes that the originals had. My preference is for Isbars with red earlobes and dark or slate legs. I have a splash hen that has almost silver legs and an ivory beak. They are beautiful chickens - very productive, gorgeous green eggs and lots of them. My newer pullet is laying a more oilve colored egg -- I wonder if some people have out crossed the breed




    Photo of one of the first type of Isbars.

    Here's hoping that you will have a very successful hatch!!!!
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the hatch!
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck with that hatch![​IMG]
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop
    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!

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