What breed is this?

oecolampadius

Hatching
6 Years
Sep 13, 2013
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Hi all,

Greetings from Cameroon!

I've enjoyed looking around on this forum and am greatly impressed by everyone's poultry knowledge. With the help of my nine new hens my family and I hope to learn a thing or two, too.

Can anyone help identify this breed? I won't be surprised if it's a mixed breed. We bought them from a farm yesterday and brought them home in the hopes of collecting home-grown eggs. The kids were thrilled to find our first egg today.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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BantamLover21

Crowing
7 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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Look like Red Sex-links (also known as Red Stars, Cinnamon Queens, etc.). They're a hybrid sex-linked chicken that is a great layer of large brown eggs.
 

ramirezframing

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 2, 2011
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Knee Deep
x3 red sexlinks, does the one standing more up right have a crossed beak?? if so read the thread "Diary of a cross beak" lots of good information in there on feed and trimming the beak.
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
6 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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I'm just adding another vote for Red Sex-Link! Red Sex-Links are crosses of Rhode Island Reds or New Hampshires with Barred Rocks. I'm sure you'll enjoy them; they are great layers of large brown eggs! One of my friends has a Red Sex-Link, and her bird is very docile and sweet, and has only missed a few days of laying since starting laying nearly a year ago.
 

oecolampadius

Hatching
6 Years
Sep 13, 2013
3
0
9
Thanks, everyone. Given all the votes for red sexlinks, we'll happily call them our cinnamon queens. I believe there is one with a crossed beak, so I'll read up. Thanks again!
 

WalkingOnSunshine

Crowing
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Apr 8, 2008
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I'm just adding another vote for Red Sex-Link! Red Sex-Links are crosses of Rhode Island Reds or New Hampshires with Barred Rocks. I'm sure you'll enjoy them; they are great layers of large brown eggs! One of my friends has a Red Sex-Link, and her bird is very docile and sweet, and has only missed a few days of laying since starting laying nearly a year ago.
Actually, you've got it backwards. BLACK sex links are created with a red factor rooster over a barred hen. A red sex link is a red rooster over a silver factor hen, such as a white Rock, silver-laced Wyandotte, or Delaware.
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
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Actually, you've got it backwards. BLACK sex links are created with a red factor rooster over a barred hen. A red sex link is a red rooster over a silver factor hen, such as a white Rock, silver-laced Wyandotte, or Delaware.

Oops, I made a mistake again! Thanks for correcting me! I don't know why I was thinking of Black Sex-Links....
 

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