The Isbar was created by Martin Silverudd, a catholic monk from Sweden. During the 1950’s and 60’s, Father Siverudd created a number of interesting breeds, one of which was the Isbar. While a few varieties exist, the blue is perhaps the most beautiful of them all. It was Father Silverudd’s desire to create an auto-sexing bird that would lay a large number of uniquely colored eggs. The Isbar was the actualization of this dream. Strikingly colored in dark blue and with shimmering metallic hackles, the blue Isbar rooster is a treasure to behold. In addition to their good looks, the Isbar hens lay an egg that is as unique as the man who created them, a khaki green, sometimes speckled delight. Because of the blue color patterns, the auto-sexing traits may be nearly absent, but the charm of these birds far outweighs this inconvenience. We first brought Isbars to our farm back in late 2012/early 2013, when we purchased a couple of the last breeding stock from Greenfire’s first imports. We found the birds delightful, and thoroughly enjoyed their eggs, but unfortunately lost the majority to a predator attack. Now, in the fall of 2014, we have again been enticed by the lure of these beautiful layers. We are thrilled to have this new line of Isbars coming to Sunbird Farms, and we look forward to sharing them with you in the coming months. We also want to thank Greenfire for their work and research with this breed and are excited to carry on the preservation of the blue Isbar.