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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    I let my Icelandics out this morning to free range for the entire day. When I went out to check and see if they were all on their roosts, the only one missing from that pen was my blue EE that I have renamed Stella.

    Don't worry, she hasn't laid in weeks and I would never incubate her eggs... they're green.
     
  2. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mary I think I'll pass on Bosley, I dont want them looking like Hobbits ! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Michelle I think that you are on to something, the featherless legs may have been a real survival factor in Iceland in the winter. Ice could have formed on the leg feathers, there has to be a reason why this is.

    Mahonri I think you are right to replace your roo, that feather bending is surely genetic.

    Snaphu you have some absolutely gorgeous roos. [​IMG]

    One looks a lot like Blau except for the comb, and not having Blaus crest. Blau has the golden cape, and the brilliant gold with the contrasting blue and other colors.

    We had a beautiful soaking rain here yesterday, which also knocked the temps down to normal summer morning now.

    Life is good, and better with Icelandics !

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  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Quote:Laree, I have never seen feathered feet on an Icelandic. Occasionally light feather on the shanks, but I have never heard of feathered feet. Hmm........[​IMG]

    Feathered legs, feathered legs... and the chicks look just like one of Mahonri's pullets. White with a single black spot on a shoulder.
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Quote:I would guess the chicks came from this hen...
     
  5. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

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    Quote:Yes, that's what was referring to, the shot was a closeup, looked like just a few feathers on the legs, not fully feathered like a cochin.
     
  6. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am I a hen or a roo?
    This is the sole survivor from a hatch where my power went out. Out of 14 eggs this is the only survivor.

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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    How old is it Daria?
     
  8. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:About 8 weeks or so
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:About 8 weeks or so

    Roo... no doubt about it.
     
  10. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:About 8 weeks or so

    Roo... no doubt about it.

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