Icelandic chickens

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Icelandic chickens

Post by Blizblaz » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:42 pm

I’ve been reading a little about Icelandic chickens, and how they’re a landrace breed with no specific standard. They can come in different colours, have different combs, etc.

So my question is, how do you know if you have an Icelandic?
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Re: Icelandic chickens

Post by baronrenfrew » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:04 am

yes, and if you buy birds from someone, how do you know they are "true" and not a mix of a bunch of other breeds? unless you can do a genetic test for that, you have to trust the people you buy from, or you get shafted
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Re: Icelandic chickens

Post by Blizblaz » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:10 pm

baronrenfrew wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:04 am
yes, and if you buy birds from someone, how do you know they are "true" and not a mix of a bunch of other breeds? unless you can do a genetic test for that, you have to trust the people you buy from, or you get shafted
Exactly. They look like an interesting breed, and I have a hen who looks just like a photo I saw of one. I assume she’s a mixed breed, but how would you know? I doubt I’ll be doing any genetic testing...
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