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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
3.8 (20)
AubreyMo
I own four of these hens and my sister owns about 10....
Review by: AubreyMo (10) 4 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
Sushanna
Some years ago me and my boyfriend decided to buy som...
Review by: Sushanna (2) 12 days ago
  • Currently 100
2.50
1 photo
Maverycke
After raising three of these girls along side three B...
Review by: Maverycke (18) July 31, 2014 21:00
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
MaryW
Red sex links are something of a chicken "mutt" breed...
Review by: MaryW (64) July 24, 2014 10:50
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
louiedog747
Last year I bought 3 red sex link chickens from a bre...
Review by: louiedog747 (3) July 20, 2014 15:04
  • Currently 100
3.75

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