is this red star chicken ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by beszchick, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. beszchick

    beszchick Out Of The Brooder

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    And why her comb is huge ?
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    There is a very good possibility that your chicken is a New Hampshire cockerel.... His tail hasn't grown in quite yet, I would say...

    Edit* how old is it? The comb is making me think roo but the tail has no sickle feathers yet.... Age would help :)
     
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  3. beszchick

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    No shes laying eggs
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it's a sex link, star, whatever name the hatchery uses. There is a lot of Leghorn in some hatchery birds. That comb is a prime example, most red sex links don't have that uber comb but do show pinched upright Leghorn type tails.
     
  5. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol yeah that's why I had to do a double take and a double edit.... I have not seen such a BIG comb on a Red Star hen lol... Well, mine anyway... That's one huge comb! :D

    Yep then, Red Star would be what she is :)
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    With that white underfluff and white feathers in her tail, she's definitely a Red Star (Red Sex Link) pullet. Even if she weren't laying eggs, her sex would be obvious by her color. Male Red Sex Links (Red Stars) are primarily white with a smattering of red feathers in the saddle area. Red Stars are laying machines. You should be getting loads of large brown eggs from that girl. :eek:)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Her comb looks big enough to explode. Maybe she had botox or whatever the Hollywood crowd uses to pump things up.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Red Star hen to me.
     

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