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 Post subject: Is this an ISA?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:43 am 
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I have had an Isa Brown chicken for about 3 years and she is big and has a good amount of feathers. Today I bought two new ones and didn't get much of a chance to see them before they were shoved unwillingly into the box. Now that I have them in my coop, I see that they are a lot smaller then my old hen and they are a sort of chocolate brown and are not as full feathered. They look to me almost like a game bird. Is this normal for Isa Browns to vary so much in size and colour?


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 Post subject: Re: Is this an ISA?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:14 am 
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Hi Kathleen and welcome to the BYP Forum :hiya:

I have split your post into the 'What is this' section of the Forum.
Can you post a pic of the birds so we can see what they look like? The instructions for uploading pictures are found at the top of the Gallery.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this an ISA?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:47 pm 
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ISAs are usually fairly light birds and ginger in colour with some white.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this an ISA?
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ISA has become pretty much a generic term for any brown commercial crossbreed. Probably most layers sold as ISA browns are not the true 'licenced' product.


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sue55 wrote:
ISA has become pretty much a generic term for any brown commercial crossbreed. Probably most layers sold as ISA browns are not the true 'licenced' product.


Yes, I agree. By the sounds of it your bird is probably not a 'proper' Isa Brown. But is probably a brown cross breed and will probably lay great eggs.

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