Red Star chickens??????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenmomva, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. chickenmomva

    chickenmomva Out Of The Brooder

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    we have chickens that are called Red Stars, I was wondering if anyone knew what the are a mix of we were told the were hybrids we assumed several possiblities but we dont like to assume........the person we got them from said they were the best egg layers

    Can anyone give me some more info????????/

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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Here is what I found at MM.....easy to raise, lays large brown eggs, and has a good feed conversion ratio. A "sex-link" chicken is one, which at time of hatch, can be sexed by its color. RED STAR: These hens will mature with feathers that are reddish brown with flecks of white throughout. The males are all white with nice yellow skin. (They will not retain the same characteristics in future.) At approximately 22 weeks these hens will start to lay and lay they will. We're sure this hardy bird will become a favorite of yours as it lays eggs right through hot or cold weather. No wonder it's called the Red Star.
    Hope this helps!
     
  3. chickenmomva

    chickenmomva Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank so much we have 4 of them and 3 RIR and 3 Barred Rocks and 1 Barred Rock Rooster and we have never had chickens before we are all straight we guess!!! and we tell people what kind they are and no one knew what they were. We can hardly wait for the eggs to start coming they are only 8 weeks old so we have sometime to wait..........
     
  4. chickenmomva

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    Oh and what is MM?????
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Red Star is a hybrid(cross) of two different breeds or varieties within one breed like a Rhode Island Red rooster and Rhode Island White hen,which can be sexed into cockerels and pullets at hatch due to color difference. Different companies name theirs different things sometimes. And MM is Murray McMurray Hatchery
     
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  6. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I WAS TOLD THAT IS WHAT MY ROO IS HERE IS HIS PICTURE:

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  7. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He is really pretty! We had a Red Star hen and she was a big favorite of ours. She laid no matter what; even when it was in the teens! She was also smart and a talker; she would talk back when we talked to her and was very tame. Also a favorite with the roosters. We loved her a lot. She dislocated her hip one day somehow; we took her to the vet and he broke her leg trying to put the hip back; shortly thereafter she died, we think from heat exhaustion, which was the one thing...she seemed to suffer from hot temperatures more than some of the others. Now we have Black Stars; they are also very tame, friendly, smart.
     
  8. chickenmomva

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    he sure is a nice looking guy.....my girls are only 8 weeks old and they are lite brown and white all over....they are very sweet
     
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    chickenmomva.....MM Is Murray McMurray Hatchery....where I got my last batch of peeps! I loved dealing with them.
     
  10. chickenmomva

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    we got our pullets from a small farm selling in the local trading post paper they seemed to be pretty knowledgable and they had a good set up I liked being able to see what they had going on since we had no idea what to do about anything it help to see it first hand!!!
     

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