Cinnamon Queens or Red Star Hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by grlfrmfl, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. grlfrmfl

    grlfrmfl New Egg

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    I bought some Hens from a very nice lady but I wonder if she got the name of the breed wrong? She called them Cinnamon Queens but after doing a little research I don't think they are. My Hens are a deep red with black tail feathers and black little touches on the wings, while a Cinnamon queen tends to have white. I know they are a sexnlink so I wonder if they are a Red Star Hen instead? Thank you in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Red stars have white detailing instead of black though.

    They look more like Production Reds, same basic pattern but with black instead of white details.

    Were those supposed to be young not yet/just started laying (pullets- females less than a year old) or older hens?
     
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  3. grlfrmfl

    grlfrmfl New Egg

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    They were about 4/12 to 5 months old when I got them and have just now started lying after 2 months or so of being at the farm. When I google Cinnamon Queens they show them as having the white also, are they the same as the red star? Mine have zero white feathers so maybe they are production reds!
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Cinnamon Queen and Red Star are 'brand' names for red sexlinks. Each hatchery has their own lines for breeding, and thus, have different names. They are essentially the same thing though, a red bird with varying amounts of white that can be sexed reliably by coloring and are prolific layers.
    Your birds are Production Reds. Outstanding layers, but can't be sexed by color.
     
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