This our family’s favorite breed. We love their personality and the appearance of both the birds and their eggs.
Silverudd’s Blue Isbar (“Ice-bar”)* chickens are stunning, friendly birds that lay gorgeous moss green eggs, often with speckles. The base color of the eggs varies from pale green to nearly olive and the speckles can be white or purplish brown. The “blue” refers to the blue, black and splash feather colors of the birds. Isbar’s lay 200-250 large eggs per year and have a smaller body size relative to their egg size.
Isbars are excellent foragers who also do well in a confined area as they are thrifty easy keepers. They are very alert to their surroundings. The roosters almost always have one eye on the sky and both sexes make a ruckus if anything threatens them. None of our hens have ever gone broody.
We purchased our original breeding birds as day old chicks from Greenfire Farms.
*The correct name for the breed has been changed to Silverudd’s Blue as Isbar was a misnomer, but for now we continue to refer to them as Isbars.