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ISA Brown roo or hen?

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We have 7 ISA Brown hens that are about 4-5 weeks old. One of them is much whiter than all the others. She/he always loves to be held, but all the others kinda hide in the back. She/he is definitely the sweetest one, but I read somewhere that's usually how roosters are when they're young. All the others are red and just a little white. This one is orangish with a lot of white. Hen or roo?
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Need pics of suspect bird..... clear, closeup, head shot showing comb/wattles.

By 5-6 weeks it should be apparent with larger redder combs and red wattles growing in.

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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:welcome

 

Isa is a sex linked breed, meaning the sex is linked to the color. The white the hens get on the tips and tails can be very confusing though, and some can have what seems like an awful lot of white. The best place to tell the true color (gold vs silver) is on the chest. If the chest feathers are red/gold, it's a female. If the chest feathers are white/silver, it's a male. 

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agree with donrae

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Isa is a sex linked breed, meaning the sex is linked to the color. 

<smackshead> Duh on me....

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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