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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
3.9 (40)
jimmykier
This was a great rooster that my wife used to own. He...
Review by: jimmykier (6) February 19, 2016 19:30
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
buchan
We acquired our chicken from a rescue centre. When we...
Review by: buchan (7) December 12, 2015 11:46
  • Currently 100
2.50
1 photo
absilverthorn
These chickens are exceptional egg layers. I've been ...
Review by: absilverthorn (8) October 09, 2015 06:28
  • Currently 100
3.75
goldennugget
Rita is a trooper! She came as a pair and after the o...
Review by: goldennugget (1) September 29, 2015 07:30
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
Ptiteceltic
My hen is really kind. When she was little she broke ...
Review by: Ptiteceltic (2) updated September 20, 2015 08:07
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo

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