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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:
great egg producers, lovely brown eggs, easily kept chicken, health, backyard chickens
Challenging:
small yolk, secure enclosure
Interesting:
various climates, vegetable scraps, occasional roast chicken, relatively calm nature
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.0 (35)
cakeaton
These chickens are also known as "Red Star" chickens,...
Review by: cakeaton (5) 2 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
LinXiao
We have had experience of breeding Red Sexlink Chicks...
Review by: LinXiao (5) June 15, 2015 07:08
  • Currently 100
4.00
AskAWebExpert
Pictured is our entire flock, minus most of the RIR l...
Review by: AskAWebExpert (6) May 21, 2015 14:10
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
thomasswain
These chickens replaced my Rhode Island Red. At the e...
Review by: thomasswain (2) May 10, 2015 21:27
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
imogenlara
Acquiring chickens was a completely new venture for m...
Review by: imogenlara (2) updated March 27, 2015 14:57
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo

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