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Red Star and Cinnamon Queen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by eggcited2, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Songster

    Jul 8, 2010
    How similar are they? And also, how are they different?

    I am wanting more Red Star but can't find any pullets that are like 10-17 weeks old. I have found a lady who will have Cinnamon Queens close to that age the end of this month. She said they are very very alike.

  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Those names are all "made up" by the hatcheries to give their hybrids a sense of identity.

    The mixes that they use include a Red bird and silver white bird. Knowing precisely what those parent birds are is sketchy at best as the genetics companies who sell the parent stock hold this information very close to the vest. Patented stuff.

    Yes, very similar, quite likely and in some cases indistinguishable. In other cases, you might notice some differences.
    Those who say, "Oh, a red sexlink is a red sexlink. They're all the same" are mistaken.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    They are very alike and will be great layers, nice docile hens for the most part. You can see colors on line, if that's important to you.

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