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Amber Sex Link Chickens

Amber Sex Link Chickens


Other name(s):
 Amber Link Chicken; Amber Hybrid Chicken; Amber Star Chicken; Amber Lee Chicken; Dekalb Amberlink

Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Country / Place of origin: Not known

History: Amber Sex Link Chickens are created by crossing a Rhode Island Red Chicken and a white Plymouth Rock Chicken. The Amber Link can be sexed as soon as they hatch, as males and females are different colors.

A cross breed, or "hybrid" chicken is created by crossing two different chicken breeds. Modern hybrids are typically created for their high egg laying ability or egg color. Modern hybrids are often vaccinated against Mareks and Infectious Bronchitis (IB) which rarely, if ever occurs with traditional / heritage breeds as vaccinating small numbers is expensive. Many breeds of cross-bred chickens exist, but none breed true or are recognized by poultry breed standards. Names vary, as breeders often name their sex link chickens.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
egg production hens, good egg producer, superb temperament, great personalities, free run chickens
Challenging:
broody habit, pushier breed
Interesting:
store jumbo eggs, Amber Star Hens
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.0 (11)
kelseykacher
While I greatly benefitted from having several of thi...
Review by: kelseykacher (1) 11 days ago
  • Currently 100
1.75
sambrooke
These were some of the birds I kept with my laying fl...
Review by: sambrooke (27) updated May 07, 2015 14:11
  • Currently 100
4.00
JJewell
I only have experience with one Amber Sexlink hen, bu...
Review by: JJewell (22) March 05, 2015 10:40
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
mstroud88
Our Sexlink was a very friendly chicken. She was ver...
Review by: mstroud88 (4) March 28, 2014 21:20
  • Currently 100
4.00
NatalieMaya
I adore our chickens. They are like little sparks of ...
Review by: NatalieMaya (6) March 03, 2014 12:28
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo

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