What color sex link is an Isa Brown?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Marylizbet, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Marylizbet

    Marylizbet Out Of The Brooder

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    Red, Gold, Brown. What? I'm confused. I'd like to read more about them on here, but I need to know the real name. Thanks.
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sex links are hybrids that are the result of several different crossings. The end desirable result is a batch of chicks you can immediately sex by color. You are seeing so many names, because there's different breeds that can be crossed to produce them.

    For the Isa Brown specifically, you cross a Rhode Island Red, and a Rhode Island White.

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The ISA is a reddish-golden brown with white under feathers. As the name suggests. Brown. (ignore the Black Sex Links in photo below)
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  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    ISA Brown is the same as a red sex link.
     
  5. Marylizbet

    Marylizbet Out Of The Brooder

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    Wait, I have different answers. Are they red, or brown sex links? Thanks.
     
  6. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all the same in general... just different names... they are still "sex-links".
    Some people also call them comets, or stars.
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Quote:Not a lot of difference between red and brown when it comes to chicken feathers. They're red sex-links.
     
  8. Marylizbet

    Marylizbet Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, but does it make a difference in chicken temperment, point of lay etc?
     
  9. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not at all...
    It is just a color....
    I have black sex-links... IMO... sex-link is sex-link... i know there are different crosses... the advantage of a sex-link is that you can sex them at birth and are they are "supposed" to be heavy layers. color shouldn't be an issue.

    It's just like having different shades of brown... tan, khaki, light brown, dark brown, chocolate brown... it is still brown.
     
  10. Marylizbet

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    Cool. Thanks for your answers!
     

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