Is ginger ham a real chicken breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alannanelson, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. alannanelson

    alannanelson New Egg

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    I just bought 2 chicks that are "ginger ham chickens". Cannot find anything on the internet on this breed. Is it a real breed? Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never heard of that breed. Do you have a picture? Maybe they ment Hamburg (Ham) http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/Hamb/BRKHamburg.html never heard of a ginger though.

    Ginger is a color, so maybe your bird actually is a ginger. http://www.birdtrader.co.uk/birds/poultry-for-sale/hampshire/ginger-game-for-sale/BT78464 I have never heard of this color, besides in gamefowl. So if it is this color, and has a game lock, then we are closer to finding out what you bought.

    Good luck with your new birds!

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    It seems that they are a production breed. I just saw them on an Australian site. So maybe it is one of those weird Sex-Link names we don't know of, because it isn't common in our area.
     
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  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Dont know..but it sounds yummy.. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sedge

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    I know this thread is really old but I'm trying to find out about gingerhams too as I'm buying some of these chicks. Breeder told me they are a crossbreed similar to Isa Browns which are commercial layers, friendly and quiet. Maybe only in Australia? Don't know, but at least I've found some too so they must be real.
     
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    Mr Fox took a couple of my hens last night, when the door to the chook tractor blew came open in the storm. I'm heading out to Wagners, in Coldstream, Victoria, to pick up a Gingerham and an Australorp X New Hamshire. The woman I spoke with said she calls the Gingerhams "Isa Browns" but because they're not exactly Isa Browns, they can't legally sell them under that name. So, they're sold as Gingerhams. Quiet birds, laying a brownish egg (like an Isa Brown), and from a previous visit, they certainly look like Isa Browns.
     
  7. kat79

    kat79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up some gingerhams in August. They are also good intergration birds. I have just integrated 6 gingerhams with my 30+ week four RSL and had no problems. Here's what 2 of mine look like . They are 8 weeks turning 9 weeks on Wednesday. [​IMG]
     

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