isa brown rooster and hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nodough, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. nodough

    nodough New Egg

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    Hi, I have an ISA brown rooster and a few isa brown hens. I was told that they won't actually make isa browns but some rhode island red type. Is this true?
     
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    isa brown is a sex link chicken so they are mixed and if you breed them together they will be just a mutt chicken
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  3. nodough

    nodough New Egg

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    Would it still be a production layer?
     
  4. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What colour are your birds?
    ISA Browns are a terminal sex linked hybrid cross, the male are usually culled at birth.
    Hens are a white tailed gold Columbian, golden red with a white tail & white markings in the neck hackle & wings. The cockerels are a red Pyle pattern, mostly white with some red.
    Most ISA Brown males are not, but some other similar bird.
    Mated together you will get birds like the parents, normal black tailed reds,like New Hampshires, & whites.
    None will lay as well as the parents, but OK for a backyard fowl.
     
  5. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    And you will not be able to sex them at time of hatch. The beauty of sexlinks are that the females take on the color of the rooster and the males take the color of their hen. So for red sexlinks (red usually RIR roo x silver, usually RIW hen), on day of hatch the pullet chicks will be orange and feather out mostly red like the rooster that fathered them, and the males will hatch with silver down and feather out white like their hen. Once you mate a sexlink to a sexlink you get a mutt.
     
  6. nodough

    nodough New Egg

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    Sorry about the delayed response. The hens are red with white on the tips of there tails and wings. The rooster is white with brown spots on his wings. I'm just confused as to what their offspring will be. And also what future generations will turn out to be. But thanks for the replies!
     

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