Cinnamon Queen hens will begin laying at an earlier age than most other breeds, and they are excellent layers of large, brown eggs.
Production: Several breeds are referred to as modern-day brown egg-laying strains. These are breeds that were developed for their abilities as layers, and each hen will lay between 250-300 eggs annually.
Temperament: Cinnamon Queens have a reputation as being particularly sweet and docile birds. Many owners say they are the sweetest members of the flock.
History: Like several other sex-linked breeds, Cinnamon Queen Chickens were developed to meet the needs of modern flock keepers. Most people who keep chickens are looking for excellent egg production, and Cinnamon Queens certainly deliver. Cinnamon Queens are a cross of a Rhode Island Red male and the Rhode Island White female.
They are also sexable upon hatching. If you live in an area that does not allow roosters, you need to know the sex of your chicks right away. Female Cinnamon Queen chicks are reddish-brown and male chicks are white.
Cinnamon Queens will not breed true. In other words, if a male and a female Cinnamon Queen mate, the chicks will not be sexable at birth, nor are they likely to have the same form and coloring as their parents. Besides excellent egg-laying capacity, another big advantage to raising hybrid birds is that they tend to be hardier than true breeds.
APA Class: Not recognized; hybrid
Color Description: Hens are a reddish-brown color, giving the breed its name, and young males are white.
Body Type: While Cinnamon Queens are raised primarily for their egg-laying abilities, they can also be raised for meat. They have compact, heavy bodies.
Weight: Cockerel 7.5 lbs, Pullet 5.5 lbs
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