The Icelandic chicks are about three months old now. Because Icelandic’s are a landrace fowl, there is no standard color, pattern, or comb. You just never know what you’ll get. I have nine beautiful chicks, unfortunately five are boys. I will have to cut that number down to one or two at the most. I just don’t know how I can possibly choose who will stay and who will be re-homed. I have five more Icelandic eggs incubating so I am hoping for more girls from this hatch.
I went out to take photos the other day. They spooked after a while and ran down the run and into the coop. I fooled them by reaching my camera in through the pop door and clicking randomly. I got some pretty nice pictures! Right now I am partial to the little blue cockerel but that can change. I will keep them until the crowing gets bad. By that time I’ll know which ones are the prettiest and which ones treat the girls well. That has a lot of bearing on who stays. I have had beautiful roosters who were brutal on the hens and they had to go. behave yourselves boys, at least until Farmer Fred comes and goes. Theres a little video at the end of the post. Which ones would you keep? If you aren’t a chicken person, the ones with the prominent red combs are the boys.