Red Sex Link

Average User Rating:
3.95946/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Egg Layer
    Comb:
    Single
    Broodiness:
    Seldom
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    High
    Egg Size:
    Large
    Egg Color:
    Light Brown
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Red
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    Sex-links are cross-bred chickens whose color at hatching is differentiated by sex, thus making chick sexing an easier process. Sex-links come in many varieties, few of which are a true breed. Red sex-links are a cross between a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire rooster and a Delaware hen.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. JudysMuscovy
    5/5,
    "Red sexlink"
    Pros - Great layers large brown eggs. Very friendly love to be pet.
    Cons - I don't know of any
    I just love this breed they are friendly like my Australorps girls.
    Purchase Price:
    $2 each
    Purchase Date:
    April 2017
  2. famerzellman
    5/5,
    "Fantastic"
    Pros - loving, docile, kid friendly, great natured, hardy, big brown eggs, and integration friendly
    Cons - broody
    I absolutely love my red sexlinks.My nephew who is two can walk into their coop to feed and water them and they do not peck at him at all. They have broken my mother who is afraid of chickens because they do not fly up at you at all. Instead squawk to say hello and patiently wait for a pet or a treat. I can handle these birds no problem wether its picking them up or shaking their treat bag to get them back into their coop. They dont mind new flock mates which makes them an easy going nature. I have had a wonderful experience with my ladies even if they go broody when they arent suppose too. They lay wonderful brown eggs and every once in a while a double yoker!! I would highly recommend this bird to anyone! Especially if you are new to raising chickens!! These are hardy and family friendly birds for sure!!
    Overall:
    5
    Purchase Price:
    2
    Purchase Date:
    2016
  3. CrazyHenLady386
    3/5,
    "Also called "Brown Star" Hardy birds"
    Pros - Such a gentle personality! If you want a pet get these! Lay (nearly) every day!
    Cons - Dont live long. REALLY wish they did
    These were our first breed. I got them when I was 12 (now Im 14) and two died from natural causes when they were 1 1/2. I dont get it. they were perfectly healthy then they stopped laying and next thing I knew they were as thin as can be and die. It wasnt worms or anything like that and none of the other hens got it.

    on the other hand these birds are the friendliest, most people-loving chickens you can get. I never could have wished for a better pet. So Friendly!
    Overall:
    3
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User Comments

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  1. Jan/new chicks
    What is the color differences in the chicks. Male or female?
  2. Regrn5
    I had 4 red links are 2 years old.Two of the hens had ascites and now a third has it as well. I was wondering if this is common in this type of breed?
  3. PeepersMama
    It sounds alot like internal laying/egg yolk peritonitis to me. I just lost a girl to that a couple days ago. I've lost chickens on both ends of the age spectrum, but I think the scariest one was with the 1 1/2 yr old BSL. She had yolk fluid in her throat and nose. They pretty much stop doing anything once they have it, so either their blood gets infected, or they starve.
    So sorry you lost some of your girls! They sound like they were really sweet :) *hugs*
  4. Chickie Newbie
    My red sex link, Scarlett, is the most productive of all my chickens. She's sweet and lays enormous jumbo eggs almost every day even throughout the winter. She's the only one still laying right now. She doesn't go broody either, which is good for me. All in all, the least expensive chicken I have produces the biggest, best eggs! Go figure.
      Ramon & Joyce likes this.
  5. Mountaineer
    I have two and I get an egg a day from each since they began laying...which was about 3 months ago. I, too, am concerned about their cold tolerance. I live in WV so it does it a bit cold here. They are the friendliest of the 8 birds I own. They follow me around and come running when they hear or see me. They are gluttons and very gentle. Today I let them out in the back yard in the rain and they loved it and got quite wet. I'll have to ask the breeder I got them from which two breeds she bred to get mine.
  6. Hens rule
    My chicken Henny has a small tail too!
  7. enrgizerbunny
    I'm a first time keeper and I purchased 3 of these from a local feed store as pullets. I get 3 eggs almost every day with the occasional 2 egg day and 1 egg days being even more rare. They're very friendly and food motivated. I bought them in March of this year and it's November now so we'll see how they keep laying in the time ahead. I've found providing artificial light as the days have gotten shorter has helped to keep egg production up.
  8. Reamuskitty1
    yeah, i have a black sex-link, she is a bit of a bully but other than that, she's pretty standard, she lays eggs (but not many) she is getting back her feathers from a weird thing the younger chickens used to do, they would stick their heads through the fence and it caused loss of feathers ( we fixed it, so don't worry) she has really pretty feathers and is overall a good starter chicken for new chicken keepers!
  9. jtn42248
    I have 10 chicks who have not started laying yet, they are only about 13 weeks old, but they are the most fun chicks I have ever had. The run and play with one another and all run out to me and follow me around when I am doing my bird chores.
      melle1980 likes this.
  10. Chickie Newbie
    I agree! I have one also and she's a great layer and very sweet and curious. She lays the largest eggs of all my girls. (Mine doesn't poop in the nest box fortunately.) I wish I had room for more.

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