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Red Stars??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by the 412 chicks, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same as my other black star post what do You breed to get a red star. I think its a RIR rooster with a leghorn rooster and can you breed a red star roo with a red star hen and get a red star.[​IMG]
     
  2. meathook

    meathook Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I can guarantee that you won't get a Red Star anything if you breed a RIR rooster with a leghorn rooster. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  3. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so what do i breed to get a red star. im confused
     
  4. Fourgirlsoneboy

    Fourgirlsoneboy Pullus Parvus

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    I am interested too, because I have 7 red star eggs (both hens and roo) that are due to hatch any day! My neighbor gave them to us to hatch- I wonder what they will be/look like!
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I think that red stars are just a fancy name for a red sex-link.

    Red Sex-Links are the result of various crosses. White Rocks with the silver factor (the dominant white gene would produce all white offspring) are crossed with a New Hampshire male to produce the Golden Comet.
    Silver Laced Wyandotte crossed with New Hampshire gives the Cinnamon Queen.
    Two other crosses are obtained with Rhode Island White x Rhode Island Red, and Delaware x Production Red.
    These two crosses are simply called Red Sex-Links. Males hatch out white and, depending on the cross, feather out to pure white or with some black feathering. Females hatch out buff or red also depending on cross, and they feather out in one of three ways.
    (as said by feather site)


    Chris
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Allmost for got..
    I think if you cross a RIR rooster with a Leghorn hen you will get something close to a production red..


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  7. Fourgirlsoneboy

    Fourgirlsoneboy Pullus Parvus

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    Wow! So I am going to have strange looking mutt chickens, right?
     
  8. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    idk im new to hatching them
     
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think if you cross a RIR rooster with a Leghorn hen you will get something close to a production red..

    Except to get sex links you'd need to breed them the other way round.[​IMG]
    Oh & they wouldn't be red from the first cross.[​IMG]
     
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  10. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so white leghorn roo with RIR hen
     

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