Editor's Choice
Group contributors
thomasswain
2 points
New Zealand
imogenlara
2 points
United Kingdom
United States
JJewell
22 points
United States
HeleneMarie
37 points

All group contributors




Home > Livestock / poultry > Chickens > Red Sex Link Chicken
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 (32)
thomasswain
These chickens replaced my Rhode Island Red. At the e...
Review by: thomasswain (2) 17 days ago
  • 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
QuiverFullFarms
Rhode Island Reds are my favorite layers. Ours have a...
Review by: QuiverFullFarms (3) March 11, 2015 17:47
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
JJewell
I acquired 2 Red Sexlink hens last spring to add to ...
Review by: JJewell (22) March 07, 2015 10:53
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
HeleneMarie
There is a reason that the red sex-link chicken is th...
Review by: HeleneMarie (37) January 23, 2015 00:29
  • Currently 100
2.75
2 photos

Copyright © 2015 Collective Wisdom Inc.
All rights reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Service