red / black star chicken personality

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by math ace, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I was on the "my pet chicken" web site looking at their information on the STAR breed chicken. It described their personality as " RUGGED".

    I don't know what rugged means as a personality. Does anybody have STAR breed chickens and could give me a better idea of their temperment?

    Thanks for the information
     
  2. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't have one, but my neighbor does. I would call red stars curious, good foragers, and not skittish or shy. * I would guess they picked the word rugged because the coloring is kind of splotchy and thus they don't look as pretty or delicate as some breeds. My neighbors hen IS pretty though and lays extra large and jumbo eggs pretty much everyday.
     
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  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, but I forgot to mention, the star across the street is not a quiet chicken, kind of talkative.

    Most Red Stars are a cross between a Delaware and a Rhode Island Red. So maybe look at their personalities to get an idea of what you might get in a Red Star.
     
  4. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have red star hens and they are very friendly and talkative,
    I can pick them up and handle them very easily.
    As far as a rugged personality I don't know what they mean by that.
     
  5. vstoltzfus

    vstoltzfus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 11 red stars. They have great personalities. They follow us around our property, come when called, and let us pick them up. They are also excellent layers.
     
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I really really love both my red sexlink and black sexlinks. I think Queenie is what they call a Red Star. Anyway.
    They are curious, outgoing, a little on the talkative side, non-skiddish/not-flighty, and VERY fun to have around!! I think Queenie is my best "pet" chicken, and a good layer too. The up and coming black sexlinks have also been VERY fun to have around!!

    I'm not sure what "rugged" means either. Queenie likes to escape by methods OTHER than flying over the fence. She's definitely a ranging and rugged chicken, but I'm not sure if that's what they mean! lol Maybe they mean that they put up with a lot of handling ?
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My black sex link is WONDERFUL... and so is my Cinnamon Queen. Great layers.
     
  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i had some Red Stars. They were very good layers, outgoing, curious, ingenious - but tended to be maniacs when it came to treats. They would throw themselves at the treat bowl and i had to put out two dishes so my BO and EE could get a bite. Perhaps it is best to have just one in a flock, or maybe a whole flock of them without other chickens. This was just my experience and may have been a unique situation.
     
  9. mccaff mama hen

    mccaff mama hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only one red star, I think she's funny the way she comes running when called. She is just turned 18 weeks and has started laying even in this crazy winter. She likes to be held too [​IMG]
     
  10. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Well that settles it!

    The next batch of chicks I get will include the red stars.

    Is there any difference between:

    red sex link
    red stars
    production red ? ?

    Are they three names for the same breed?

    Thanks
     
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