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Red Sex Link Chicken

Red Sex Link Chicken


Other name(s):
 Red Star Sex Link; Red Shaver

Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Country / Place of origin: Not known

History: Sex-linkable chickens are cross-bred chickens in which you can tell the difference between male and female chicks when they are hatched because of their different colors. Being able to distinguish gender by color is helpful because sexing baby chicks can only be done reliably for a couple of days after hatching, and can be quite challenging. As most chicken owners are looking for hens, being able to confidently know you are not going to end up with a rooster is very helpful.

The Red Sex Link Chicken is any sex-link chicken in which hens hatch reddish in color. The Red Sex Link Chicken is a cross breed created from a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire rooster and a White Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island White or Delaware hen. This breed has not been given recognition by the American Poultry Association. Many hatcheries create their own brand names for sex link chickens.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
easily kept chicken, great egg producers, lovely brown eggs, health, backyard chickens
Challenging:
secure enclosure
Interesting:
various climates, vegetable scraps, occasional roast chicken
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.0 (17)
MaryW
Red sex links are something of a chicken "mutt" breed...
Review by: MaryW (40) 2 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
louiedog747
Last year I bought 3 red sex link chickens from a bre...
Review by: louiedog747 (3) 6 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.75
louiedog747
We got this chicken off a breeder at the local market...
Review by: louiedog747 (3) 6 days ago
  • Currently 100
2.75
hisfarmgirl
These birds are pretty in coloring I think. Red fleck...
Review by: hisfarmgirl (36) May 22, 2014 10:59
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
clatsopduck
If you want an overall great chicken - who lays one l...
Review by: clatsopduck (28) April 30, 2014 23:36
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo

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