Is a Red Star the same as a Sex link?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by willkatdawson, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    Are the red stars the same as red sex link?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep! Same thing. It all depends on what the certain hatchery decides to call 'em. [​IMG]

    ~~I stand corrected! If you go to Cackle Hatcheries web site (I wouldn't recommend them however do to personal reasons) they have Red Star's and Red Sex-Links. They are both sex-link's, but are different. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    There are at least 4 different Red Sex links.

    Red Stars
    Cinnamon Queens
    Isa Browns
    Golden Comets...

    I think there is at least one more... part-zeimers is setting in on me.
     
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  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
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    It really has to do with the parents.

    Rhode Island or New Hampshire Roo over Barred Rock Hen produces Black Sex Links.

    Rhode Island Red Roo over White Rock produces Golden Comets or Gold Sex Links.

    Rhode Island Red Roo over Rhode Island White Hen produces Red Star.

    Go to feathersite for all the possible variations.
     
  5. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes there sex links
     
  6. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    Do any of you have any for sale and are you near GA?
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You don't by chance have anyway of getting a Rhode Island Red rooster and a Delaware hen do you? That is what Cackle (maybe other hatcheries also, not sure) crosses to get the Red Star. Just a thought. [​IMG]
     

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