Are cinnamon Queens sex linked?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MartinsPoultry, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. I got two Cinnamon Queens about two weeks ago and I see a big difference already. One has longer wing feathers and no comb growth and the other has shorter wing feathers and comb growth.
    Is my assumption correct and that is I have a young Cockerel and a young Pullet?
    pictures were hard holding back four other baby birds.
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Yes, cinnamon queens are sex links. Neither of the chicks shown is a male cinnamon Queen.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

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    Cinnamon queens are sex-links. You sex them by coloring/feathering not but growth. Where did you get yours? They don't look like Cinnamon queens (red sex-links) to me.
     
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  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Yes they are sexlinked. I don't think you have Cinnamon Queens there.
     
  6. Percheron chick

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    You do not have CQs. Pullets are reddish and cockerels are white at hatching. I would guess you ended up with brown Leghorn.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    I thought they liked odd as well, but photos from the hatchery sight show chipmunk marked chicks with gender differentiated base color in the down. Pattern must be from parent stock in the specific' recipe' for these RSL (going back to proprietary lines used for each producers sex links).
    I'd like to see how they feather out in the next few weeks
     
  8. alexa009

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    Cinnamon queens are known as red sexlinks, red stars, golden comets, hybrids, golden sexlinks and more..
     
  9. Ugh not more brown leghorns. I sold mine because she was too much trouble and wouldnt stay in the run and yard.
     
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  10. Ol Grey Mare

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    Close.....red sex links are known by those names, including cinnamon queen. Each is a proprietary name used by producers for the specific lines used for that specific version of the red sex link. Because they're are many combinations that can be used for the sex link result (gold over silver) the resulting chicks will have the basic color differentiation by gender but may have variance in pattern beyind that depending on the parent breeds used. While often used interchangeably, the proprietary names actually aren't interchangeable due to the specifucity of the lines used to produce each at the commercial level. Red sex link is the universally applicable term for all of them
     

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