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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Phage, Dec 26, 2011.
As it turns out LadyCluck, at 4.5 weeks old now it is very clear that the dark blue is a cockerel, other three are pullets. And the splashes are SPLASHY bigtime! So although you were mistaken on the individual that is male, you were right on with the 3 pullets. I'm VERY happy!
Yay! I'm so happy for you, That's a perfect ratio. I'm going to have to learn how to do vent sexing once and for all
Isbar cock/erels should not have gold/red on the shoulder, should they? I'm seeing some eBay eggs on auction today where the cock's shoulders are reddish. I haven't seen this before.
I saw that....went to ebay and looked it up based on your comment....why would a rooster have red/gold on the shoulder?
Her response to my query was that the birds were from a friend in Austin that bought her parent stock directly from Greenfire. She said if they weren't pure that would have to be taken up with Greenfire directly and respectfully disagreed with me. She also declined to put my question and her answer on the listing for all to see.
I've heard all kinds of rumors about GFF and I don't know them personally so I can't say if they do the things people say they do to recoup the huge cost of importing these rare breeds.
I was just asking as a newbie to Isbars if that was acceptable. With nonstandard breeds it's hard to know.
I've never had an Isbar with gold/red on them. I'd say their stock has gotten mixed and now has some autosomal red or some other gene leaking through. Maybe from the person she got her stock from so she really doesn't know they are not pure.
Here are some pictures of my Isbars from a week or so ago:
wOw what beautiful birds! I think it's a splash cock hiding behind the blue hen...is that a tannish color on his shoulder? Hard to see. I've seen that color before, but nothing red or red/gold. Do you have egg photos to share?
Both of those birds are blue. The only splash I have is the young whitish hen. His shoulders are more of a creamy yellow. Let me see if I have a better picture of him... no but I do have a picture of my last rooster, Rain, also a blue, who laid down his life saving his hens from a neighborhood dog. He saved three of the four.
Egg color is so hard to capture right. These are my best attempts. The egg in my hand and the ones in the background of that photo are the truest to real color. My eggs vary from a light green to a darker almost olive green.
Both of my black cockerels just shipped off this morning to my friend @ChicKat in Texas.