Is she the same as the others??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ajulian, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. ajulian

    ajulian Just Hatched

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    Hey y'all! Quick question. I purchased 6 isa brown chicks and can't help but notice one little girl looks different. All the other girls look similar but her comb is more distinct more red in color and she is almost all white. Is this a variation of the breed or do you think she is different? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Could be a rooster. You should know in a few more weeks.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Your white one looks like a male Isa Brown. They are a 'brand' of red sexlink. Pullets are red and white, males feather in solid white.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  5. ajulian

    ajulian Just Hatched

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    Oh dear I was afraid of that. I wanted all pullets. I love them but was wanting them for eggs, how do I go about not fertilizing? Or what do I do about egg collection does that change anything I need to do?
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Fertilized eggs are no different from infertile eggs. Eggs do not spontaneously develop. They must be kept at a near constant 100*, for several days, for development to begin. No incubation, no chicks.
     
  7. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes Isa brown roosters are white.
     
  8. ajulian

    ajulian Just Hatched

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    I've never had roosters do I need to keep them separate or can they all stay together and just collect the eggs promptly?
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Do you have any other chickens, or are these the only only you have right now? With only 5 pullets and no mature, adult hens, I would rehome him. Cockerels really benefit from having older hens around to keep them in line. Helps them grow up into gentlemen.
     

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