There are so many names for just one hybrid of a red gene cock and a silver factor hen. Red Sex-Links, Golden Comets, Gold Star, Production Red (sometimes, if with New Hampshires, Rhode Island Reds, and others), etc. I bought mine as Gold Sex-Links, but always refer to them as Red Sex-Links. I've always just assumed they were all the same breed (well, cross), just labeled differently at different hatcheries. Is that true, or are they different names for different crosses? Also, I wondered if Buff Orpingtons are used as a male. I've seen "Amber Stars" which appear as though they have Buff Orpington genes. My last question is how are the chicks "sex-linked"? I know that Black Sex-Links the females are usually black with reddish-gold tips on the breast and neck feathers, and that the males are barred. So in Red Sex-Links, are the males white(r)? Please explain, and could you give more common names used for them, as so I can understand if I ever hear them referred to.