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Isa Brown - hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kerrianne, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Kerrianne

    Kerrianne New Egg

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    Hi. I'm a newbie at having chickens. I have 3 isa brown chickens - had them since they were born and they are now about 4 months old. I'm confused as to what sex they are. All their combs and wattles appear to be the same, the only difference I can pick is that 2 are bigger and have yellowish legs, the other is smaller and has greyish legs. Any help would really be appreciated please.
     
  2. chicken master

    chicken master Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pullets should be red and the cockerals white.
     
  3. Kerrianne

    Kerrianne New Egg

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    Thank you. All 3 are reddish, with a bit of white mixed in here and there. Maybe I have the wrong breed of chicken. I have posted some pics if that helps. The different colour legs intrigue me. I have also posted a pic of my other chickens - any idea what breed they are please?
     
  4. Kerrianne

    Kerrianne New Egg

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    Umm. Sorry - how do I post pics please?
     
  5. jwchicklady

    jwchicklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    isa brown hens are red with white mixed in here and there, the roosters are white with a splash of brown. sounds like yours are all hens.
     
  6. Kerrianne

    Kerrianne New Egg

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    Would like to know what breed these are please.

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    Are these Isa Brown? If so, male or female please?

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    This is the one with grey legs - can chickens have defieerent coloured legs and still be hens?
     
  7. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If those are all three, they are hens. Note the red feathers...

    ISA brown is a sex link, which means they are the same hybrid of chicken, and because of how they are bred all males are white and all females are red with some white. They are not a breed, they are a hybrid of a red roo (RIR or NHR) and a white hen (delaware, White rock, etc)

    Those other ones, the tall light colored ones, are some type of game fowl. Thats all I can say about that. Be careful that they dont fight each other. Games can have a fiery temper...

    Edited for misinterpretation of data.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2009
  8. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    Quote:the first ones are malay, are you willing to sell your Malays?
     
  9. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    The two that you asked the breed, I think they are a velociraptor cross:lol:[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:1. The top look like maybe Asile
    2. Don't know if they are Isa Brown.......I think hens
    3. yes hens can have diff. colored legs even multi colored legs
    But the chicken in the bottom two pics sure does kinda look like a rooster.
     

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