Other common names: Bovan Brown; Golden Sex Link
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.
Varieties (Single Comb): Hens are reddish with white flecking. Roosters are white with red flecking.
Weight: 5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Golden Sex Link Chickens are docile and make suitable family pets
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.
calm, excellent layers, lovely temperament, huge eggs, good grazing type, trusting bird
vent sexing, oyster shell calcium
Best Chicken Ever
These chickens are the friendliest birds I have seen, and I have worked with dozens of breeds. They can become so sociable they will sit on your arm or eat out of your hand. They lay consistently for a long time (2-3 years), lay large, brown eggs, and are excellent free rangers. They also taste very good.
They do have a tendency to go broody, and they seem to lose their feathers more than other breeds, both in molt and to aggressive roosters..
From AlexHolli Jan 2 2015 9:56PM
If you are interested in a great laying chickens these will lay about 300 eggs per year and even lay well into winter. The eggs are large and good color. They are a docile and calm bird that is easy to take care of. They are not a very good grazing type of chicken and prefer to eat grain and lay around so I do not suggest getting these for pasture grazing..
From kansa Nov 6 2012 7:26PM