Bovine Chicken???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by risurocket, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. risurocket

    risurocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2008
    Wisconsin
    OK, I am working on setting up my chicken set-up and I was talking to someone and she said she had (what I thought I heard as) Bovine chickens....I have never heard of them, I can't find anything in searches about them...I am starting to think I heard her wrong.

    I have found a lot on the sex links as hybrids, but nothing on other kinds of hybrids, either. It seems the heritage birds are the way to go, and I am not really sure I want to end up with mutant birds, esp if they are named after COWS! (edited to add:mutant only in the sense that I have no idea what a bovine chicken is, no offense to hybrid raisers)
    She described them as red feathered and docile, but that is about all I could get out of her. I am almost positive she said bovine...
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Buff Orpington, say it fast, with an accent, and slur the p.
     
  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are Bovan browns, which also go by the name Dekalb Brown, Hy-line brown, Isabrown, Sex-sal-link Brown and Red Sex-link.
    The hatchery I use for my layers used to list all the names that Isas are called, since the name can vary from hatchery to hatchery. I always thought that was helpful.

    Anyhow, hope this helps.
    Anna
     
  4. risurocket

    risurocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Ohhh, if they are Buff Orpingtons, I will be really pleased....any more thoughts? I am going to spend much of today making buff orpington sound like Bovine [​IMG] [​IMG] edited to add: oops missed the post with actual answer in it. Cool! thanks so much for the info. Now I don't have to feel like I am crazy! (I mean who ever heard of a cow chicken! [​IMG] )
     
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  5. risurocket

    risurocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2008
    Wisconsin
    OK so now I got to reading about sex-links and got a little nervous...is this hybrid in fact docile and nice as the lady I talked to said? I am finding good reviews on here about them, but need some quick clarification for my nervous stomach.

    My concerns: are they docile generally?

    Are they cold hardy? (they need to be pretty durn cold hearty if we are going to have another winter like we just had)

    thanks again in advance for info...
     
  6. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Just learned about a new chicken. Thanks.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:This doesn't answer your question, but...brahma is a breed of chicken and a breed of cow. Ever heard of a brahma bull?
     
  8. risurocket

    risurocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2008
    Wisconsin
    hee hee, true. But bovine chicken was just making me giggle. I assume Brahma is a place name? a region? Bovine being the general cow term had me really confused. I am really glad I had that all cleared up....

    edited to add: oooh seems like Brahma is a god of Hindu origin. I think I knew that at one point in my lifetime... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahma
     
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  9. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah, she was probably saying "bovane" which I think is a hybrid??
     
  10. risurocket

    risurocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2008
    Wisconsin

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