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Red Star Sex-links are cross-bred chickens whose color at hatching is differentiated by sex, thus making chick sexing an easier process. Sex-links come in many varieties, few of which are a true breed. As hybrids of laying or dual-purpose breeds infused with extra vigor via heterosis, sex-links can be extremely good egg-layers which often produce 300 eggs a year or more depending on the quality of care and feed.

Two common varieties are the red sex-link (also called Red Stars) and the black sex-link (also called Black Stars) .Blacks are a cross between a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire rooster and a Barred Rock hen. Red sex-links are a cross between a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire rooster and a White Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island White or Delaware hen. One example of a red linked breed is the Red Shaver. Europe has the Cream Legbar (an actual true-breeding pure breed) and ISA Brown sex-links, which also are found in Canada.

Weight

Hens around 5.5 pounds, and roosters 6.5 pounds.

Eggs

Brown - 300+ a year

  • Item #: HC-RS

Chick, Sex-Link - Red Star

Price: $10.00
2 or more: $7.00 each
5 or more: $5.00 each
25 or more: $3.50 each
50 or more: $3.00 each
100 or more: $2.75 each
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