What gender is my isa brown "It"?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ponygirly306, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. ella

    ella Songster

    That is a hen, no question.

    ISA browns and other red sex links are a cross between a red or gold colored male and a silver gened female. The female offspring are gold with varying degrees of white on the neck and tail. Males look like this:


    The point of crossing the two colors is so that the offspring are 100% sexable by color as day old chicks.

    However if you breed two ISA browns together the offspring are not sexable by color. Simba49450 perhaps that's what you have. (To satisfy your curiousity yes I do have sex link chickens.) [​IMG]

    Here is more information on sex link chickens.

  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:its a hen,,,i have HER twin ,,, and ive seen hatcheries being WRONG just as often as they are right,,ask a hatchery for a arucana, or an ee ,, see if their right. [​IMG]
  3. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Fly Creek, NY
    Looks like a fine-looking hen to me! [​IMG]
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Quote:Yes, I have sex-links. I still say hen.
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    Quote:I must have 2 twin sisters to both of yours then, cause I got two Isa girls that look exactly like that hen as well.
    And I also got 4 lil ones on their way to look like their adult sisters.

    I get a handful of Isabrown chicks each year, to me all the pullets look the same from year to year, and same with the roos my friend orders for soup. Same old brown hens and white roosters each and every year.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Hen. Definitely! Males are mostly white. That's what sexlink means-you can tell the difference in the sexes by color.
  7. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Definitely a HEN!

    Roosters are mainly white in color. Hens are brown WITH or WITHOUT white.

    Gold sex-links= Isa Brown, Golden Comet, etc.

    Black sex-links= Black comet, black sex-links.

    Blacks are made by using a RIR cock over a Barred Rock hen. Barring goes to the males and the black color goes to the hens. Nice huh?
  8. ponygirly306

    ponygirly306 In the Brooder

    Sep 24, 2008
    well, i don't know who to believe [​IMG] [​IMG]

    cause 'it's' supposed to be 1 year old and i've had it for about 2-3 months and i have not got one egg, and my stubbron wyandotte has just started laying, so i don't know
  9. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    When did you get her? WHERE did you get her?

    The sex-link birds are notorious for laying REALLY well in their first year, then dropping off substantially in their second year.
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I'd bet my whole flock that that is a HEN. HEN for sure.

    However, if the previous owners were lying about age, the hen might not be laying very well or shorter days plus the stress of a new home could result in her not laying till spring. OR.. could she be hiding eggs? Good luck with her, she looks healthy.

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