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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheFarmMama, Nov 4, 2009.
Hopefully Rosie is easier to identify than my roos! Thanks yall!
Red sex link, production red, cherry egger,
They have a lot of names. Great layers.
yep red sex link. She's a hybred chick-e-poo, bred for egg production and color sex linkage at hatch.
Red sex-link is the general name for the breed. I've seen hatcheries call them a variety of things such as Cinnamon Queens, for example. They are a hybrid egg-laying breed and she should be a laying machine!
Okay, so what is the difference between a sex link and RIR? I have been thinking i have a RIR, but maybe it's a sex link..mine sure looks like what's pictured.
Thanks for clarifying yall...too many names for one cute chick! lol She definitely doesn't disappoint...a speckled bottom brown egg everyday by 9am
a red sex link is a hybrid breed. The chicks are able to be sexed at hatch by their color. this hybrid "breed" cannot be bred to itself to produce more of its kind. it is a mixture of two or more breeds bred together for two purposes: distinguishing between males and females at birth, and egg production value.
a RIR is a Rhode Island Red. this is a breed of chicken that is a dark mahogany color. a show quality or hatchery quality RIR will not have any white in its feathers. the color of "red" could vary between very dark brownish burgundy or mahogany (probably from a breeder), to a muddy orange-ish red-ish color (hatchery quality).
below are pics of RIRs
the poster's picture is a red sex link. (notice the white feathers particularly around the neck and tail feathers)
She looks like my little red hens, red sex links. Our feed store calls them golden sex links. They're great layers and good hens. I'm really pleased with them.
Red sex link
Red or Gold Sex-Link. Is there a difference?