Valley Hatchery proudly offers the Red Sex Link Chicks, a top choice for egg-laying chickens. Known for their rapid growth and high egg yield, these hybrids are favored by backyard poultry enthusiasts across the U.S. Their unique color difference at birth makes sexing these chickens a breeze, adding practicality for chicken keepers. Adaptable to diverse environments, Red Sex Links are resilient in various weather conditions. They are not only active but also friendly, perfect for family settings.
However, it’s important to be cautious with their roosters, as they can show aggressive and territorial behaviors, making them less suitable around small children or pets. These hens are exceptional layers, producing 200 to 280 large light brown eggs annually. The average weight is about 8.5 pounds for males and 6.5 pounds for females. Notably, the Red Sex Link is not an APA-recognized breed. Their lifespan, typically 2 to 3 years, reflects their fast maturity and egg-laying prowess. At Valley Hatchery, our commitment is to provide only the best quality chickens for a fulfilling poultry keeping experience.
Originating from a cross between heritage Rhode Island Red roosters and Delaware hens, our Red Sex Link chickens are a testament to successful selective breeding. This crossbreeding technique takes advantage of specific genes related to the sex chromosomes of the parent breeds, resulting in chicks whose sex can be determined by their down color at birth. This fascinating genetic trait means that roosters predominantly exhibit Delaware characteristics, while hens display traits more akin to Rhode Island Reds.
Ideal for a variety of poultry housing setups, the Red Sex Link chickens are versatile and adaptable. Whether housed in small coops, expansive chicken houses, tractor chicken pens, or reared in a free-range farming environment, these chickens thrive in diverse living conditions. Their adaptability, coupled with their friendly nature, makes them an excellent choice for both novice and experienced chicken keepers. At Valley Hatchery, our commitment is to provide only the finest chickens, ensuring a fulfilling and enjoyable experience in poultry keeping.