Red Star Chickens, traditionally known as Red Sex-Link Chickens, are bred for their increased egg laying abilities and such that one can easily tell the gender of the birds immediately after hatching. This is useful for flock owners who want to maintain a specific rooster to hen ratio at all times.
Red Star Chickens can be developed using various red chicken breeds for the hen, but are always crossed with a Rhode Island Red Rooster or a New Hampshire Red Rooster. The result is a prolific egg laying and quality meat bird. These breeds also mature rapidly and will begin laying much earlier than many other breeds. One can easily sex or determine the gender of these baby chickens: males will be white, and females will hatch either buff or red.
The Red Star Chicken is just one of the many unique and beautiful birds you can see at Spokane’s premiere Petting Farm, brought to you by Mountain Valley View Farm.