Icelandic Chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Sheriff, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Forgot to mention that I have Vindur's 2nd baby under my broody.

    I'm guessing the dark one is a boy and the light one (mine) is a girl (hatched by mclevinson)
     
  2. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
    The colors are just amazing. I love looking out at my Icelandics.

    Here are the kids last night....

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    Kathy, this is the black girl I got from you, she has one white tipped feather on the end of each wing

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    These two are my bobsie twins

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    This is one of my poofy-heads from Mary's eggs.

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    This boy is stunning... but fast. He has some purple on those wings that is impossible to photograph

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    This is my mullet head all grown up, he still a friendly guy but lately he spends more time chasin the ladies than being cuddly [​IMG]

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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful, all of them!

    Your twin girls, it's funny, one looks to have a rose comb and one a single comb.
     
  4. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I set 24 Icelandic eggs today for fertility testing. There's been a lot of chasing and I'm not sure how much mating. The damage inflicted by the PO has made letting others test hatch for fertility a bit futile. I sent out 18 replacements eggs to someone today. I tried a different packing method so we'll see.

    Been hectic around here. We had new carpet installed over tile floors and it finally got done yesterday. I still have lots of stuff to move back into the house.

    My Icelandic broody stopped being broody and abandoned three eggs. I candled them and two were veining but cold. I stuck them under Skye who is broody again. Not sure they'll make it but I wanted to try.

    Mary

    Just got back from closing up the coop and I candled the two eggs under Skye and they now have little eyes floating around! And of course the Icelandic broody wanna-be is back on the nest tonight so I gave her one egg. I also found three more eggs and added them to my incubator for a total of 27. One was thinned shelled and was laid in the goat feeder. I think I have a new layer as someone left me this gift three days ago: [​IMG]

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  5. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful Icelandics Michelle !!

    Thanks for sharing.

    I also have two very similar Bobsey Twins, both have beautiful capes, one gold, one auburn though.

    I have a number with the Phyllis Diller 'do's'
     
  6. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Awesome Jake! I hope the "do's" are a little bit more stylish than Phyllis's do, if anyone even knows who she is anymore. Now if you could just get those feathers to grow on their legs! [​IMG]
     
  7. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Reluctantly I am selling my little white crested ducks on Craigslist. They are terrified of me and run hiding from me at night when I need to put them in their duck house. They hide under the house where I can't reach them and I have had to start using the net to retrieve them. I am so afraid I am going to break their legs. You just can do that with young ducks but I don't want predators getting them. I also did not realize that mating crested duck to crested duck results in a large number of neurologically challenged ducklings who have to be culled. I think I'll stick to chickens and resist the duck urge.

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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sorry Mary, I know you love those little ducks.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Saturday morning with the free ranging Icelandics.


    Here is a pic of rose combed and crested Snjór, she lays cream colored eggs and pics Vindur's back.

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    Here is a pic of floppy combed and crested, Blettur, she lays nice sized white eggs and pics Vindur's back. Her tail always sticks out to the right.

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    This is a pic of rose combed, slightly crested Jörðin at one point in time I thought it was a pullet, now I'm thinking its a roo. What think ye all.

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    More to come... gotta go to the store....
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011
  10. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
    Thanks for sharing the pics, I love seeing all the differences between the various groups of Icelandics.
     

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