Golden Sex Link Chicken

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Other common names: Bovan Brown; Golden Sex Link

The basics:
The Golden Sex Link Chicken is a sex-linked cross breed brown egg laying chicken. The Golden Sex Link Chicken is a cross breed created from a Rhode Island Red hen and a Rhode Island White rooster. This breed has not been given recognition by the American Poultry Association.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Hens are reddish with white flecking. Roosters are white with red flecking.
Uses: Eggs
Weight: 5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Golden Sex Link Chickens are docile and make suitable family pets
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Jumbo

What else you should know:
Golden Sex 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.

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