A 5-month-old Iowa Blue cockerel
No, he doesn't have a tumor! When he was penned for his "photo op," he went hog wild in the feeder.
I know almost nothing about this breed. They were developed around the turn of the century near Decorah, Iowa. The only place I've ever seen reference to them is in the catalog of Sandhill Preservation Center, where they are working on keeping them in existence.
As I understand it, they should have the darker, pencilled breast of the cockerel at the top, not a whitish breast like the bird in the last photo.
Iowa Blue Chicken Club
Iowa Blue Links:
Ellson's Acre's Iowa Blues
Iowa Blues at The Nester's
"Maria," a six-month-old pullet
Another shot of the above cockerel
A small flock of Iowa Blues
Photo courtesy of J. Gettle
This cockerel has too much white on his breast
An Iowa Blue chick
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