Icelandic Chickens

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

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Jordin is a roo.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Shucks, I had a feeling you were going to say that...

    here comes the next one that I thought was a pullet until just the last two weeks.

    This is "Morty" straight combed, tuftless mottled (no clue on the sex)

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    Here is Isi. She is tufted and straight combed (I think)

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    Here is Blárefst, extremely tufted single combed I think, pullet

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    Here is Eldura, tufted single combed I think pullet.

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    I have two like this... This one is a tufted straight combed pullet named Blárstrá

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    Here is an updated photo of Vindur. I don't know why those two girls that hatched with him like picking at his back, he also has the curved tail thing, it's always off to one side, never straight back, and that comb is ridiculous. When Dexter (no pic of him.) is of age and is doing his job with the pullets and hens, Vindur will be rehomed.

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    I think there are four I didn't get pics of. Two roos, a blue pullet and another white pullet.

    Thanks for looking and if you think I perhaps got the sex wrong on any of them, let me know.


    Hvernig eru hænur allir þinn?
     
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  3. snaphu

    snaphu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AK Michelle wrote on July 22 @ 5:19 pm :

    The colors are just amazing. I love looking out at my Icelandics.

    Here are the kids last night....

    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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    this rooster of yours looks a lot like my Árni ... he turned a year old on July 9th. [​IMG] he has green legs, and a lot of purple wing feathers! [​IMG]
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    here are my other two Icelandic roosters:
    Magnus (Árni in background)... also hatched on July 9th 2010
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    Smjör... same hatch date as Magnus and Árni
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  4. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mary you raise a good question that I have been wondering on: how to get the feathers from the top of the head to the feet???

    Quite a percentage have the dos, but not a one with the foot ticklers.

    My money says Jordin is a roo.
     
  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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  6. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

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    Quote:this rooster of yours looks a lot like my Árni ... he turned a year old on July 9th. [​IMG] he has green legs, and a lot of purple wing feathers! [​IMG]
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/60955_dscn1187.jpg

    here are my other two Icelandic roosters:
    Magnus (Árni in background)... also hatched on July 9th 2010
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    Smjör... same hatch date as Magnus and Árni
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    Beautiful Roos!!!!
     
  7. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

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    When I was scanning the early pages I saw a picture that I believe Mary took, of a young chick with a few feathers on it's legs. I was wondering if it still has fuzzy legs or did it grow out of that phase?

    So far I believe all mine have clean legs.

    Jake, I read somewhere (can't remember where) that the clean legged varieties were better foragers as it was uncomfortable to scuff through the grass with feathered feet. I know my icelandics are much better foragers than my brahmas or my cochins, not sure if it's because they are smarter or if the feathered feet have anything to do with it.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Briet still has slight feathering on her shanks - she's 5 1/2 months now.
     
  9. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I have never heard of a feather footed icelandic Michelle. The ones I have referred to have very light leg feathering.
     
  10. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    They're still here: [​IMG]

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