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ISA Brown roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by little9432, May 20, 2016.

  1. little9432

    little9432 New Egg

    Apr 15, 2016
    We have 7 ISA Brown hens that are about 4-5 weeks old. One of them is much whiter than all the others. She/he always loves to be held, but all the others kinda hide in the back. She/he is definitely the sweetest one, but I read somewhere that's usually how roosters are when they're young. All the others are red and just a little white. This one is orangish with a lot of white. Hen or roo?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Need pics of suspect bird..... clear, closeup, head shot showing comb/wattles.
    By 5-6 weeks it should be apparent with larger redder combs and red wattles growing in.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    Isa is a sex linked breed, meaning the sex is linked to the color. The white the hens get on the tips and tails can be very confusing though, and some can have what seems like an awful lot of white. The best place to tell the true color (gold vs silver) is on the chest. If the chest feathers are red/gold, it's a female. If the chest feathers are white/silver, it's a male.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree with donrae
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    <smackshead> Duh on me....

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