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Red Pullets

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Newbie here thinking of trying some chickens.

The Tractor Supply store is selling chicks and suggested I try "Red Pullets."  Can't really find info on this breed anywhere.  Is it a hybrid? Are they a good starter hen and good layer?

Okay - read a few other "red" posts and I guess I should add, should I not buy from TSC?  Can I ensure the correct "breed" by color?

Any help is appreciated


Edited by plucker - 3/31/11 at 1:51pm
post #2 of 5

They probably mean "Red Sex Links", which can be sexed by color as chicks.  My TSC has had  a lot of them this year.
Pullet refers to female chickens under a year old.

Sex Links are a hybrid and are known to be good layers.

Good luck!

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Red is probably a rhode island red or red sex link, and a pullet is a female chicken under a year old. I am sure they would be great layers.
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Originally Posted by Ken F 

They probably mean "Red Sex Links", which can be sexed by color as chicks.  My TSC has had  a lot of them this year.
Pullet refers to female chickens under a year old.

Sex Links are a hybrid and are known to be good layers.

Good luck!


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Thanks. I figured out the pullet part pretty quickly but the "red" was a bit confusing. Figured it meant either a hybrid or a "get whatever you get" red breed.

Thanks again for helping out a totally ignorant rookie.

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