Sales of Isbar hatching eggs and day old chicks have been suspended until June 5th, 2013. We are in the process of trying to identify which hen is eating eggs and doing so requires moving birds to pens with non-Isbar roosters. Please keep checking back for updates on our progress.
In the 1950′s and 1960′s Martin Silverudd, a Catholic Monk in Sweden, toyed with chicken genetics to create a number of new breeds. One of those breeds was the Isbar (pronounced “Ice Bar”). The Isbars were cold hardy, great for free ranging, beautiful, and somewhat auto-sexing. The hens produced 150 to 200 moss green eggs per year, which can be solid in color or spotted. The Isbar is the only green-egg-laying single combed chicken breed in the world today. The most beautiful and sought after variety of Isbar is the Blue Isbar, of which there are fewer than one hundred remaining in the world. Isbars were legally imported into the country this year and we were lucky enough to be one of the first to obtain a juvenile trio, followed closely by nine day-old chicks. As with most of our animals, we gravitated towards the Isbars due to their rarity and the fact that they are in danger of extinction. We enjoy the novelty of having something different and unique, as well as the satisfaction of preserving the breed. Our plan is to let this little group grow up and start laying, then hatch and select the best of the best for our foundation flock. When that goal is met we will offer hatching eggs and chicks to other like-minded poultry enthusiasts.