ISA Brown - hatched from egg, alot of white, is it a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Strayahen, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Strayahen

    Strayahen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all chicksperts,
    We recently (about 4-5 months ago) hatched 2 x ISA browns from eggs. One is very brown and I assume is a hen, the other has quite a lot of white on it, and I am curious as to whether it may be a roo.
    Any guidance would be appreciated! Photos to follow.....
     
  2. Strayahen

    Strayahen Out Of The Brooder

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    Photos - ISA Brown, hatched from egg. Roo or Hen?
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  3. Strayahen

    Strayahen Out Of The Brooder

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    And here is the one which I am pretty sure is a hen (based on colouring) for comparison :)[​IMG]
     
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  4. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They kind of look like 2nd generation, so they aren't sex-linked. Were the parents ISA's or were they a rhode island red and a white rock, or something similar to that?
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    This is the question. We need more information.

    If the fertile eggs were from a certified hatchery, then the hatchings are trustworthy. If you got the eggs from someone merely claiming they were ISA eggs, I'd be quite suspicious. If you hatched these eggs from your own ISA females, then again, the sex link feature does not work the second time around.

    Second generation sex link bred together produce all kinds of colors.
     
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  7. Strayahen

    Strayahen Out Of The Brooder

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    Follow up, for anyone in future - they are both roos. Thanks all :)
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the update!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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