Is a Red Sex Link a bird that can be showed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Live Oak Farms 01, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Live Oak Farms 01

    Live Oak Farms 01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I got a 6 from TSC's Red pullet bin, thinking it was an NHR, and realized it was a Red Sex Link. Is this breed a breed that could be showed or are they mainly used for meat or eggs?
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  2. chickenlover96

    chickenlover96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these birds are used for eggss and they are not an acutaly breed of chickens they are just a hybred but i dont see why you coulnt show it
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Not in any APA sanctioned show. They're not a breed, but a hybrid as has already been noted.

    There are non-APA shows such as county and state fairs where you may be able to show them under certain classifications. You'd need to read the rules for the particular show to be sure though.
     
  4. Live Oak Farms 01

    Live Oak Farms 01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Eggs? Ok.
     
  5. Live Oak Farms 01

    Live Oak Farms 01 Out Of The Brooder

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    A.T. Hagan :

    Not in any APA sanctioned show. They're not a breed, but a hybrid as has already been noted.

    There are non-APA shows such as county and state fairs where you may be able to show them under certain classifications. You'd need to read the rules for the particular show to be sure though.

    Thanks for the help! What is it a mix of?​
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's several mixes, depending on the hatchery. Since it's not a specific breed, there's nobody going around and making sure specific ratios are being used. The basic cross for gold sex link is a New Hampshire male, and a White Rock female.

    Here is a good site that discusses these hybrids fairly thoroughly:

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKSexLink.html



    Hope that helps!
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Almost no chicken bought through a feedstore or hatchery will be show-worthy. For that you need birds from a breeder who breeds to the standard.
     

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