I just wanted to share my photos of my Icelandic chicks and mixed breed chicks! They are great, very diverse personalities, unique coloration and they love to have adventures in the gardens.
I was given 4 little Icelandic chicks from a friend, and I'm in love with the breed! I've even descided to breed them for fun! I'm not of Icelandic heritage but it's a great winter hardy breed from my area, a rare breed, and all have different colourations, something about them is just so special to me. I was also given two little mutt chicks to raise with my Icelandics, they are a bizzarre cross of Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red and White Cochin. These chicks were born, May 22nd 2013.
This is "Ohippen" (Unlucky) in Icelandic. The smallest chick in the group, full of feisty personality and loves getting into trouble. She is not commonly unlucky in life, but "myself" I find to be unlucky if I have to catch her or get her out of trouble.
My little red cutie "Jaroarber" (Strawberry). A very sweet little delight of a chicken. She loves to snack on strawberries and always hides them away from her clutch mates. I think she'll make a nice little broody one day because she is a snuggle bug.
"Heppinn" (Lucky) is "Oheppinn's" twin sister. She is lovely and curious and likes to stick with the group, munching on bugs and greens.
"Leiotogi" (Leader) is the largest chick and 100% a rooster already. He is a pure leader and protector, yet very sweet and friendly, always the first to visit me and see what I have in my hands.
This is one of the RIR x BR x Cochin Cross chicks.
A view from the back to show off her interesting back markings, a touch of red and spots of black on white/soft mauve.
The last of the mutley chicks, it's got a little black spot on its nose. Very sweet disposition and great hybrid vigor.
They grow up so fast... a few weeks later these chicks were super flyers and spending the warm spring days outside seperated from my older chickens. They love to range around together and explore, Oheppinn always wandering off and then crying out looking for the others.