Gold Sexlinks/Red Stars

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by branston, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pick up 2 Golden SexLink chicks this morning, very cute indeed! I have Red Stars on order for next week but when I looked on the internet, both breeds look the same.......are they?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Basically - each hatchery or at least some hatcheries hold copy-write on the names of some sex-linked chickens that they produce.
     
  3. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red Sex Link, Cinnamon Queen, Red Star, pretty much all the same bird. Different names equals marketing, folks think they're buying different breeds results in additional sales
     
  4. CSWolffe

    CSWolffe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are the same. Gold Stars, Red Comets, Cinnamon Queens, etc, are all just fancy names for Red Sex Links. Sex Links are hybrids of two other breeds(for Reds the cross is a RIR roo over a White Rock hen) that result in sex-linked traits, allowing for easy identification: female chicks are red and the males are white.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_link
     

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