Isa browns??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChristieB, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. ChristieB

    ChristieB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi newbie here, these are my 12 week old girls (I hope, not sure my uncle can take any more roosters!!) the red and the black were sold to me as isa browns, is that just a fancy name for "mutts" because my googling hasn't resulted in anything that looks like them

    Please excuse the dodgy photo, they were trying to escape the sprinkler [​IMG]
     
  2. ChristieB

    ChristieB Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    The do not look like isa browns to me, in fact I think they both may be roosters, since those combs are VERY large for 3 months. [​IMG]. I'm going to vote mixes.
    Isa brown pullets usually are red with a white tail.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    ISA brown hens are red/brown with white tips and tails. Your birds look like mixed breed cockerels, but better pics will confirm gender. Profile shots are best.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are not ISA browns, but instead appear to be mixed breed cockerels.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your brown birds look like mixed breed cockerels to me, too.
     
  9. ChristieB

    ChristieB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys that was what I was afraid of , the light Sussex was hatched at the same time and obviously has no comb as yet, and these 2 have been fighting when I let them out to free range (but fine when locked up)

    I knew they couldn't be isa browns, that's what the feed place sells hence my confusion!
    The rooster I saw when I picked them up appeared to be a Rhode Island Red. I also had 2 Pekins but one started crowing so has already gone, when would these guys start crowing if they are infact roosters?
     
  10. ChristieB

    ChristieB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to cry, since you mentioned the comb size I think my buff pekin might be a rooster too. Lucky chook feed isn't too expensive but I'll be pretty upset if I've been raising roosters all this time, I'm not sure how my husband will react if I have to buy more :/
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