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Are these Bovan Goldline?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nsl1963, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. nsl1963

    nsl1963 New Egg

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    Hello,

    I just got my first chickens ever and am really excited. We decided to start with full grown hens and bought four from a local guy. He told us that they are a cross between Road Island Red and a "Brown Legger" and said that the Amish call them "Brown Bovine". I have looked this up and can't find much. From my research I did find "Bovan Goldline" and they seem to be what I have. I am just hoping someone may be able to confirm this. Thanks for any help!

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  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:congrats on you hens, they are at the top of the laying egg charts(production layers) they will lay eggs and do so very very well.. they are not a breed per say, they are what we call "Red Sex Links" they are a the cross of a Production type Rhode Island Red rooster with a silver hen(most use rhode island white) both of this breeds are brown eggers,..
     
  3. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't know what about the name but they look just like a gold sexlink.
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  4. nsl1963

    nsl1963 New Egg

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    Quote:congrats on you hens, they are at the top of the laying egg charts(production layers) they will lay eggs and do so very very well.. they are not a breed per say, they are what we call "Red Sex Links" they are a the cross of a Production type Rhode Island Red rooster with a silver hen(most use rhode island white) both of this breeds are brown eggers,..

    Thanks for the info! So, what you are saying is that these are NOT "Bovan Goldline"?
     
  5. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Quote:congrats on you hens, they are at the top of the laying egg charts(production layers) they will lay eggs and do so very very well.. they are not a breed per say, they are what we call "Red Sex Links" they are a the cross of a Production type Rhode Island Red rooster with a silver hen(most use rhode island white) both of this breeds are brown eggers,..

    Thanks for the info! So, what you are saying is that these are NOT "Bovan Goldline"?

    Im not sure what a brown legger is? Is it a leghorn? So I have no Idea unless it is just another name for a sexlink.
     
  6. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    If you look up Bovan Brown on the search bar in BYC there was a thread on her back in july of O8 it says that they go by many different names, Isa Browns is one Dekalb Hyline is another and so on. [​IMG]
     
  7. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the info! So, what you are saying is that these are NOT "Bovan Goldline"?

    Im not sure what a brown legger is? Is it a leghorn? So I have no Idea unless it is just another name for a sexlink.

    I know that around here, people tend to pronounce leghorn like "leggern"... that might be what they said...
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Definately a brown production cross bird of some type. They are usually quite personable and great egg layers.

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  9. NicoleRM

    NicoleRM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of hatcheries come up with their own "brand" names for production line birds. Red Comets, Gold Comets, Red Stars, Amber links, Cinnamon Queens, etc, are pretty much all the same thing, just with different names.
     
  10. nsl1963

    nsl1963 New Egg

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    Thanks for all the help. And you are right about them being good egg layers...we have only had them 24 hours and we just collected our 1st egg!
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