* PLEASE NOTE: YOUR CHICKS WILL COME IN BLUE, BLACK OR SPLASH - DEPENDING ON WHAT WE HAVE ON HAND. WE ALWAYS TRY TO SHIP 1 TO 2 BLUES WITH EACH ORDER. YOU WILL NEED BLACKS AND SPLASHES TO INCREASE THE QUALITY OF YOUR BLUES. *
The Isbar (pronounced ‘ice bar’), was developed in Sweden around 1950 by Martin Silverudd. The breed comes in blue, black, white or splash. It is important to note that while blue is the favorite color of the Isbar, blue Isbars will produce blue, black, white (with a grey touch) or splash chicks. Do not be fooled when buying blue Isbars that all of your offspring will be blue - that is not the case. Additionally to continue the beautiful rich blue color you will need a combination of the other colors for breeding genetics.
They lay about 250 mossy green color eggs per year. The shade of the egg will vary slightly - but all will have a green tint. The roosters have sharp metallic hackles, mostly blue body feathers (if they are blue variety) and weight about 5.5 lbs. The hens are blue (if they are blue variety) and weight about 4.5 lbs. They are a fairly docile, cold-hearty, easy-going bird and generally pretty good free ranging.
There are cases where we have heard these are auto-sexing like the Cream Legbar - however we are of the opinion that is primarily absent and traditional vent sexing is used to determine the sex. We are not accurate in vent sexing - therefore we sell these chicks as straight run only.
NPIP # GA-1153 - TESTED EACH QUARTER - WE TEST FOR CLEAN FOR PULLORUM TYPHOID, MYCOPLASMA GALLISEPTICUM, M.G. MONITORED, AND MS. MONITORED. ADDITIONAL TESTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE NPIP - HOWEVER WITH SOME OF THESE DISEASES PRESENT ON FARMS / BACKYARD COOPS AND ATTRIBUTABLE TO A HIGH MORTALITY RATE - WE VOLUNTARILY TEST TO PROTECT OUR FLOCK.
USDA FARM # 1423.