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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Peepchirpquack, Feb 6, 2015.
What breed of chicken lays the brown eggs you see in the supermarket?
Probably an ISA Brown or HyLine brown
Yes, a hybrid. Not a breed. Hyline, Novogen, Avagen or ISAs. Those are companies, not breeds. They have well kept secrets contributing to the genetics of what makes it to the egg farm.
Hmm. I have never heard of these breeds. I will look them up online
Correct, i forgot to put hybrid at the end.
oops, I didn't see that last post.
Commercial egg farms don't use breeds, they use specialized hybrids from companies that use a variety of breeds and then select for many generations to get the biggest bang for the buck in regards to feed input and egg output.
Small red sex linked hens that eat hardly nothing and churn out huge eggs. That's what kind
Laying houses use either Red or Black Sex Links for producing brown eggs as they are egg laying machines. The Red Sex Links used are marketed under a number of labels including Red Star, Gold Star, Gold Sex Link, Golden Buff, Cinnamon Queen, Bovans Brown, Golden Comet, Hubbard Golden Comet, Isa Brown, Shaver Brown, Babcock Brown, Warrens, HyLine Brown, Gold Lines, Lohmans Brown, Red Shaver, Brown Shaver, Bovans Goldline, etc., and the Black Sex Links used are marketed under several names as well including Black Star, Bovans Nera, Rock Red, etc., but no matter which names they are marketed under, sex links are hybrids (red gene roo X silver gene hen for the RSLs, and red gene roo X barred hen for the BSLs) that outlay either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization.