The Red Sex Link results from a cross between a Rhode Island Red rooster and a Delaware hen, producing an outstanding dual-purpose chicken. The dual purpose model was thrown out. It was discovered early in the selective breeding of domestic animals that hybrid offspring can be more physiologically robust.
The rich color diminishes over time, but that is true of other hens. Add Cancel. Also what is the liveability meat conversion for the roosters? Some strains can also do the opposite though and lay eggs per year red sex link chicken breed in Moreno Valley once the right strains have been established, breeders keep a closed flock of parent birds to ensure the quality of the offspring remains the same.
Can someone tell me which is correct and which on makes the best Golden Comet? Cinnamon Queens grow fast and lay early. The Red Stars are Sex-Link chickens which means at time of hatch the chicks can be sexed by their color.
Although the males are consistently Rhode Island Reds or New Hampshires, for the silver-factor in the mother, several different breeds and varieties have been experimented with. The commercial strains have been developed using decades of selective breeding for highly productive hens, and the breeding occurs under highly controlled conditions, so your attempts may not come close to producing similar results.
Since the blood lines are so different from the parents, the offspring are usually very fit and healthy. Some of these "experts" can sound so convincing, too. One of mine has just started laying today 17 weeks was so exciting getting that first egg.
Henderson jhenderson icyousee. Send Your Question Cancel. For all the positive things about sex-links, there are some negatives. Add Cancel. Can these chickens be bred?