confused... red star and cinnamon queen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sheeshshe, May 8, 2009.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    I thought these were the same thing and they were the red sex-link?

    I ordered 2 cinnamon queens and when I looked up what they were online it said red star and red sex-link. which said that they were all the same thing... I just looked on my chick order form and there was a spot for red star AND a spot for cinnamon queen.

    what gives? what in the world DID I order and am I going to be happy with the cinnamon queen? I wanted a gentle bird for my kids..
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Red sex links come in many forms.

    Red Star
    Cinnamon Queen
    Isa Brown

    There are at least two or three others.

    You won't do wrong with Cinnamon Queens... an egg a day!
  3. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    ok! LOL! so are they the friendly ones like I thought I was reading about? or is that the red star? I know that they all have their own personalities... but generally speaking as a breed... are they going to be Ok with my kids? we plan on handling them often [​IMG]
  4. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    i have had many here, red stars, sexlinks, and i will say they are the friendliest, and lay everyday all winter here in the cold of nh with no extra daylight or heat
  5. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    aww, thank you!! that is helpful since the weather here is similar to NH weather!
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Different hatcheries call their sexlinks different things. I think the Red Star or red sexlinkare usually a cross between a RIR rooster and Delaware hen. They could use something different. I believe the Cinnamon Queen is a cross between the Silver Laced Wyandotte hen and RIR rooster. I don't remember what makes the Isa Brown. The Golden Comet is usually the RIR rooster and White Rock hen as parents. No guarantees on any of this as there is no regulation on what the hatcheries can call their chicks.

    The New Hampshire Red rooster can be used instead of the Rhode Island Red for any of these, but it is usually the RIR.

    As you said, it depends on the individual hen's personality, but you should be OK with any of these, especially if you handle them often.
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Isnt a (Hubbard)golden comet the same thing?
  8. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    perhaps when I go I'll ask if they have any extra red stars hehehehe. if so I'll get one of those as well [​IMG]
  9. birdbrain79

    birdbrain79 Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2015
    I've read thread after thread about what makes what and I've come to the conclusion you have to breed your own to know what you have. I plan on making my own sexlinked chickens. I'll use a R.I.R. cock over Delaware, S.L.W. hens to make my own red sexlinks, and over Barred Rock and Dominique hens to make my own black sexlinks. Because the S.L.W. and the Dominique are rose combed I won't have to breed separate pens to know what cross is what. As far as names go, it really doesn't matter. I'll have four distinct sexlinked crosses.
  10. mcbrown7513

    mcbrown7513 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2015
    Southern Mississippi
    I will just breed for the fun of it. Living the 4 girls I have now. 2 laying hens and 2 young biddies. Getting some more hybrids tomorrow and a rooster on Friday. Just want good layers and fun pets.

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