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Red Sex-link, Golden Sex-link, Golden Comet, Red Star...same breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lilbirdee, Apr 9, 2009.

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  1. lilbirdee

    lilbirdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So are the Red Sex-link, Golden Sex-link, Red Star & Golden Comet just different names for the same breed?
    I have a 7 week old pullet and was told that it was a Golden Sex-Link.
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    yes, same breed. Cinnamon Queens, Golden Comets, Red Stars, etc...are all a name for Red Sex-Links. Just like with Black Sex-links, they can be called Black Stars. [​IMG]
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Yes, most of the time its the same breed, but there are different birds that can be crossed to make these Red Sex Links.
     
  4. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty much!
     
  5. joeman2041

    joeman2041 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's what I've heard. A Red Star, at least from Murray McMurray is a cross between a Rhode Island Red, a New Hampshire, and a White Leghorn. As for the process -- beats me. Does anyone have any other information?
     
  6. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All are names of production bred brown egg layers. They are different strains develped by different breeders. I raise ISA Browms. They are bred by Hendrics.
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    While they are all red x white, they are not the same. Almost as many "recipes" or "formulas" as there are hatcheries.

    Go here to the genetics company, just one genetics company, and you'll see a half dozen "mixes". There is also HyLine Genetics, a different corporation. It is not true that they are all the same.

    http://www.hendrix-genetics.com/sitecore/content/ISApoultry/Products.aspx

    * ISA
    * Shaver
    * Hisex
    * Dekalb
    * Bovans
    * Babcock
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    BTW, they are also not a breed. They are hybrids. The use of the term breed is also incorrect.
     
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  9. nancyinwashpa

    nancyinwashpa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just spoke with a farmer who is selling pullets. She recommends Sex-link Golden Comets, a cross between Rhode Islands/Delaware. Hardy birds and she thinks they may get along with my one stray/adopted guinea cock. He showed up on my farm with his mate and she was killed when she was brooding-not uncommon from what I have studied. I am waiting to spring-time to get some keets so I may train them myself. Have a chicken coop coming tomorrow, farmer said to keep the pullets in for 2-3 days, then they will know where to come back to. Any suggestions? I am a horse girl who is trying to make my guinea-Henri-happy. I am in SW PA
     
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