sex link

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by davecash, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Songster

    Jul 22, 2007
    wat in the dickens does sex linked mean in breeds?
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    And they go by different names: Gold Star, Red Star, Black Star, Cinnamon Queen to name a few. All mean the cockerels and pullets can be seperated by their color at hatching.
  3. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    My red-sex-link is a pretty light red and gives me a giant brown egg every day. She is very freindly and likes to be held. There are also black sex-linked chickens.
  4. schmoo

    schmoo Songster

    May 7, 2007
    West MI.
    My red sex links are more friendly and tame than my black sex links, the black ones are so scared and timid. I can't wait for their eggs though!
  5. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northwest Indiana
    My gold sex links are some of the friendliest hens I've ever encountered! They're hilarious, engaging, and even come when they're called. I love the way they look, too.

    As everybody else has said, a sex-link is a specific cross of chickens that they will be able to tell the sex of the chicks by the color of their down.
  6. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    i have four black star's and wish that is all that i had was the sex linked. at first they did not seem friendly but they will take grapes and eat them right out of my hand now. and i have one that lays over 3 inch eggs at least every other week she gives us one that huge and they lay everyday, my husband wants some red star's now ! love love them [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2007
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yeah, so far, my golden sexlinks have been the sweetest birds. One is so nice that she has been deemed an untouchable by Royicus, meaning I can't turn her into stew.

    Here she is! She has health problems though.


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