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Iowa Blue

Iowa Blue

The Iowa Blue is a breed of chicken that originated near Decorah, Iowa, in the early twentieth century. Despite its name, the breed is not actually blue according to poultry standards. They have a silvery white head, and the body plumage is dark brown or black with white lacing. The back is also white in roosters, and the overall color is technically referred to as "pencilling ".They are a dual-purpose breed producing a fair amount of meat, and hens lay a good amount of brown eggs. It is an exceedingly rare fowl. 

 

Acrylic on a paper bag (McDonald's USA 1991), 28 x 28 cm, 2022, Private collection