REDS REDS and REDS (whats the diff?)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cyberous, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Cyberous

    Cyberous Songster

    I have one chicken that looks like the following (and possibly more)

    New Hampshire Red
    Production Reds
    Red Star
    Red Sexlinks

    Whats the difference or are these all just different names for the same thing? How can I tell what I have if they all look the same to me? She was adopted.

    Thanks Chicken Gurus;)

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    New Hampshire Red: an official breed with specific defined standards

    Production Reds: either an NHR or RIR bred to maximize egg production, not to conform to the breed standard

    Red Star: a brand of red sex-links

    Red Sexlinks: a cross using a silver female with a gold male that will create gold/red pullets and white cockerels
  3. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA

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