I am notoriously bad at gender determination when it comes to chickens. This time I think I have it right and it is excellent. Of my nine baby Isbars, I believe I have the following: 1 blue cockerel, 5 blue pullets, 2 splash pullets and 1 black pullet. This is video I shot yesterday, their first day out of the grow-out coop onto real grass and dirt. You can see the little cockerel, named Benny Andersson, is all up in one girl’s face, but when confronted by Raven, my black Ameraucana, he runs for cover. You can also see how the three adults, Bjorn, Frida, and Anna are coming along. Bjorn is getting his big boy feathers in now and he is looking quite handsome. He is choking out a sick crow in the early morning hours now too.
Bojorn finally lost some of the scraggly tail feathers he got while living in the quarantine coop. He seems to be a good boy and hopefully will make a good alpha roo for his side of the yard.