Sexlinks

Variable

Recognized Color Varieties

Not Recognized

Breed Traits

The sexlink hens take after their mothers in personality, in a great way! Black Sexlinks, like their mothers, Barred Rocks, are smart, friendly, and easy to handle. Similarly, Golden and Red Sexlinks are tame and easy to keep just like Rhode Island Whites and Delawares. 



Sexlink hybrids can produce a whopping 300 or more big, light brown eggs per year. If you like to bake, or have eggs for breakfast, this is your chicken!

Breed History

Sexlinks are cross-breeds of chickens that are created specifically for their egg production and hardiness. It is possible to differentiate between the sexes upon hatching, usually by the color. Common breeds used for breeding Sexlinks are Rhode Island Reds, Rhode Island Whites, New Hampshire Reds, and Plymouth Rocks all of which are excellent layers of large brown eggs, and are friendly breeds. Sexlinks tend to take the personality and laying ability from their parents. 

Quick Facts

Peak Egg Production

Excellent: Range 250-320

Egg Size

Large

Egg Color

Brown

Tolerant of Confinement

Yes

Cold Hardy

Yes

Heat Tolerant

Yes

Broody

No

American Poultry Association

None

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