Red Star History:
A red star/ red sex link is a hybrid meaning it isn't a breed of chicken. This breed is not recognized by the American poultry association.
There is a lot different names for this breed such as,
RED SEX LINK
GOLDEN SEX LINK
ISA BROWN ETC.
Red star Breed crossing.
Red sex links can be told male from female at hatch, meaning they are totally different colors. the males are white while females are red. Here is a picture of difference.
You can't breed a red sex link to make a red sex link.
You have to cross the two breeds from when it was originally crossed. If you want to make a red sex link try crossing these two breeds.
Rhode island white x Rhode island red
White rock x Rhode island red
Delaware x Rhode island red etc.
Red star purpose.
Red stars are originally meant to be used for eggs. They will lay eggs like crazy (up to 300-330 a year) but really slow down on their second year. Red stars lay extra large dark brown eggs. Laying so many eggs can also give red stars a shorter lifespan than other breeds depending on whether the keepers want to keep them or cull them.
Red star temperament/personality
Red stars have an excellent disposition and are one of the most tamest chickens around but they are also known to be tough with other breeds but are tame around humans.
They are really calm and are the complete opposite of white leghorns even though are bred from them. White leghorns tend to be nervous/flighty while red stars are sweet and calm.
Red star details:
Bird type: Large fowl
Size/weight: 4-5 LBS
Recognized varieties: Red and black
Meat production: Better
Egg laying: Excellent (300-330 per year)
Egg-size: Extra Large
Egg color: Brown
Suitability To Backyard Life:
Red star pics.