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Amber Sex Link Chicken

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Other common names: Amber Link Chicken; Amber Hybrid Chicken; Amber Star Chicken; Amber Lee Chicken; Dekalb Amberlink

The basics:
Amber Sex Links are a hybrid, that is created by crossing a Rhode Island Red rooster and a White Plymouth Rock hen. The Amber Link can be sexed as soon as they hatch, by looking at the chicks down color. Roosters hatch a pale yellow, and hens hatch orange.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): White with brown flecking
Uses: Eggs
Weight: 5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Amber Links are docile and suitable pets
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra large

What else you should know:
Amber link chickens are very adaptable to non-cage operations and forage well. The hens start laying around five months of age, and can lay up to 320 eggs in their first year. After their first year of laying, hens slow down in production and are usually replaced by younger hens. Hybrid breeds are more likely to succumb to illness. It is often recommend to keep hybrid chicks on medicated starter, and vaccinate them for Mareks and Infectious Bronchitis.

wonderful

egg production hens, good egg producer, superb temperament, great personalities, free run chickens

challenging

broody habit, pushier breed

interesting

store jumbo eggs, Amber Star Hens

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Amber Sex Link Chicken

From JJewell Mar 5 2015 10:40AM

3.8/5

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