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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Duppydo, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Duppydo

    Duppydo In the Brooder

    Oct 13, 2008
    I'm a bit confused from my readings about red stars and golden comets...I did a google search and read in one place, that they are one in the same bird. Yet another place says they are two different breeds....Does anyone know for sure, if the red star/golden comet are the same bird or not....??? Thanks......Kevin

    PS...to make matters even a little more confusing, i read that their also called cinnamon queens...????

  2. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I always thought mine were Red Stars. Yet, when I see pictures of Golden Comets, they look like my Red Stars. I would like to know the answer too.
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    first off, they are not breeds, but hybrids. a cross of two different breeds to give certain results.

    and yes, they are different.

    if you go to the Ideal website, they will break it down for you on this page.
    click on the different types and it will tell you what is crossed with what to obtain the type of hybrid.

    https://secuservices.com/ideal/newideal/Products.aspx?Category=Sex Links

    (BTW...cinnamon queen, red star, golden comet...they are just names given to a certain 'brand'. like buying licorice, no matter what brand it is, it's licorice!)

    hope this helps you understand more. [​IMG]
  4. Duppydo

    Duppydo In the Brooder

    Oct 13, 2008
    miss...jayne, thanks for the link,and sharing what you know.Unfortunitly i couldn't open the file/access Ideal poultry, because i have msntv which has a very whimpy browser...
    More info please...!! Anyone...?
  5. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Red Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Delaware females. The females are primarily red while the males are primarily white; therefore, the sexes can be separated immediately following hatching. This layer is used in many commercial layer operations. They have excellent livability, and are very efficient producers of large brown eggs. Mature hens will weigh about 5 1/2 lbs. and can be salvaged for fowl meat when their use for laying is over.
    Gold Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Rhode Island White females. The female chicks are streaked with red or gold and can be separated from the solid white male chicks at one day old. This cross, which is one of the most popular used in commercial layer operations, is an efficient producer of large brown eggs. This outstanding cross has excellent livability, and mature hens, which weigh 5 1/2 lbs. can be salvaged for fowl meat when their use for laying is over.
  6. joerogrz

    joerogrz Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    Loretto, TN
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    joe- that site won't work.

    and I was just curious to know, what type of hybrid would we get if we crossed a RIR male with a Red Star female??? [​IMG] I was thinking another red sex-link chick, or maybe a mutt?

  8. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    In a way yes Red Stars and Golden Comets are the same but... only if there the same color breed (Red, Black, etc). But every hatchery sex links will be different in genetics but they may still be called the same thing.
  9. meeerylou

    meeerylou Chirping

    Apr 10, 2008
    So is the only reason they breed the two breeds, so they can sex link? Or does it somehow improve the hardiness and layability of the chicken?



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