Lola is one of our Black Sex Linked laying hens. See the touch of iridescent in her feathers? She's a pretty one and likes to strut her stuff. Here she is coming in from the rain.
The other girls pretend not to notice as Lola rocks to her own tune.
A few things to ponder if you are considering this breed:
- mega layers! these girls lay around 300 eggs per year.
- chosen for their above mentioned egg laying power house but sometimes used as dual purpose
- they are less aggressive than Rhode Island Reds but they can be pretty darn bossy themselves
- a hardy bird, good for colder climates
- averaging 5.5 to 9 pounds
- their name come from the direct link between their color and their sex: females are a beautiful iridescent black, males have much more red
- beautiful chocolate brown eggs
- a cross between Rhode Island Red and Barr Rock
Do you have chickens or thinking about them? What are your favorite breeds? For more ideas and resources on raising chickens, follow along with my Pinterest board, Chickens and Garden!