Four names for One breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LittleChooks, Aug 11, 2013.

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  1. LittleChooks

    LittleChooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I was thinking of getting 2 Bovans Goldlines, but my local place only does meadowsweet ranger, my freind offered me an isa warren a while back, and an Isa Brown looks similar... HELP!!!

    Are these all the same breed, the one that British Free Range Farms always use for eggs, the "normal" looking chicken you might say?
     
  2. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just did a quick google search and it looks like they are all sex links. So they are very similar, but the breeds used to make them may be different. Basically they are bred to be color sexed at hatch and lay lots of eggs.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

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  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In a way, yes they're all the same 'breed' (sort of). They are all various names for red SLs, which aren't a breed, but a hybrid cross of a pure red rooster over a hen carrying silver genes.

    There are different ways you can create this hybrid. For example, a common approach is to use a New Hampshire red rooster over a White Rock hen. However, you can mix and match the breeds, just so long as you have the right colors involved.

    There are dozens of various names the hybrid can be found under, not just the ones that you found.
     
  5. LittleChooks

    LittleChooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahh, thanks guys. I understand better now.
     

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