Red Sex-Link Hen - Are they Red & white or black? Pic Please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlickin8, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a little confused..... I am ordering from Ideal and they have Golden Sex Links (RIR Red Rooster X RIR White Hen) and Red Sex Links (RIR Red Rooster X Delaware Hen). They picture the Golden as light tan with white tips and the Red as red with black tips. I thought Red Sex Links are the pretty red and white chickens I see out there??? Red with black tips looks like a normal RIR to me. THANKS!
     
  2. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I have a red sex link. She's red, white, small like my leghorn, and lays HUGE BROWN EGGS. [​IMG]
     
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  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Different hatcheries use different birds for their crosses and call them by different names. Some call them red sex-links, some have reds and goldens, some call them cinnamon queens or other names. Basically, all sex links are bred for the ability to sex them at hatch and for egg-laying. If you want the red birds with white tips, order golds from ideal, cinnamons from cackle, or red stars from McMurray, etc. Many people refer to a bird that is red with some white as a red sex-link while an all red bird with some black might be called a production red.
     
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  4. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:THANKS! That makes sense. I'm hoping the red sex link I ordered will be red & white. I'll let you know [​IMG]
     
  5. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My red sex-links are a paler red, with some underlaying white feathers and some small black specks around their collars (typically.)
    They are McMurray Red-Stars.
     
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