Brown Shaver

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mishellz, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Mishellz

    Mishellz Hatching

    Sep 27, 2011
    it just occurred to me that people on this site may not have heard of this breed before as I am from New Zealand. this chicken was bred for nz and can lay up to 340 eggs compared to other breeds. but as far as I know they are the same as normal chickens but are brown and a little white. please read my other help post regarding brown shaver chicken. thanks:/
  2. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Songster

    Apr 25, 2010
    Southern IL
    can you post a pic? And welcome to our site [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Isn't the Brown Shaver just one of the many commercial hybrids of the Shaver/Hendrix/ISA/Bovan/HiSex/Hendrix/DeKalb/Babcock genetics consortium? It is merely a commercial sex-link, is it not? Brown.aspx

    So, while a terrific pullet, I am sure, it isn't a "breed" as such. We have many of the commercial sexlinks from that corporation/conglomerate here.
  4. jaxsy

    jaxsy Hatching

    Oct 18, 2015
    New Zealand
    Hi ya it may be considered not an official breed but many a child over here in New Zealand raise the baby brown shavers for aggracultural day at school (only the country schools) along with lambs or calves.
    To most kiwis they are considered a lovely breed although can be quite aggressive to new comers to there flock of not raised by another hen. But can be worked around if introduced properly.

    Most people have a shaver or five in their flock. But as we can't breed a true shaver pair we mix most into the flock I have bred a few that look just like a shaver but technically aren't a true shaver will post a pic of my lovely non shaver rooster elvis, when I get home from work love this site
  5. jaxsy

    jaxsy Hatching

    Oct 18, 2015
    New Zealand
    It won't let me upload a photo but basically magnificent red head of the chook world lol an orange large bird
  6. nzchookhaven

    nzchookhaven In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2017
    New Zealand
    I can definitely back this up. I was so surprised that no one on here had heard of Brown Shavers. I have a whole flock of about 10 straight shavers and about 17 shaver crosses. But they all lay so many eggs. It must be a New Zealand thing.
    Julze likes this.

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