Other common names: Cinnamon Queen Sex Link
The Cinnamon Queen Chicken is a sex-linked cross breed brown egg laying chicken. It is a cross breed created from a Silver Laced Wyandotte Hen and a New Hampshire rooster. This breed has not been given recognition by the American Poultry Association.
Varieties (Single Comb): Hens are reddish brown with white flecks. Roosters are white with brown flecks.
Weight: 5.5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Cinnamon Queens are outgoing, friendly, active and make great pets. In large commercial flocks, they can become rather robotic and aggressive feather peckers.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Jumbo
What else you should know:
The Cinnamon Queen is a production fowl that can suffer from egg binding. To help avoid egg binding make sure your hen is getting enough calcium. Like many production fowl, the Cinnamon Queen can have a shortened lifespan. If raising a large flock of Cinnamon Queen’s, you may want to consider vaccinations.
dual purpose, free range, extra meat weight, meat birds, fabulous mothers
average dual purpose, average size, medium brown eggs
Now this is a bird! I love my "little hen". She got the name Little Hen because I thought it was ironic that she was the biggest hen of the bunch and so I named her Little Hen.
Now though, she fits her name for I have since selectively bred my flock to be some jumbo sized birds and she is my friend and is now the smallest of my hens. She is a very smart bird, very alert to the predators and is the best egg-layer still. Each and every morning between 7-7:30 am - she drops an egg of just the right size for me; not a jumbo but not too small. There has been very few days where she has either been a couple of hours late or none at all for the day but she is "old faithful" when it comes to laying and she is also the first of my hens to give me my all time favorite "double-yolk" egg.
Her color patterns are perfect for a heavy predator situation and did I say she was smart? I think I did. :)
As far as meat goes, the cinnamon queens are of the perfect qualities that I look for in a meat bird; good consistency, not too much fat and not too tough. The roosters have interesting color characteristics and they are a sex-link chicken; but only on first generation clutches. Second generation roosters lose the white in their feather patterns and all the chicks hatch out the same color where first generation (if I remember right) hens are light and cockerals are darker. First generation refers to pure-bred White Rock crossed with pure-bred Production Red chicks. Cinnamon Queen to Cinnamon Queen chicks are not sex-link; so far in my experience.
Little Hen is very docile yet picky with her rooster selection and I have only noticed her requesting the attention of two roosters so far in her life. All others she has rejected on her own. She has a voice too, very deep and unusual, mature sounding and confident. She doesn't cackle like other hens although she does like to talk and while other hens want to make a big spectacle when they drop their egg, Little Hen just goes about her business with little to no fuss or "look at what I did" attitude.
I highly recommend this breed, be it for a pet, meat, egg or feather bird. The cinnamon queen has it all in my book!.
From aqualife1000 Feb 1 2015 9:42PM
Pick Pick & Cluck Cluck
My Mother has two Cinnamon Queens. Cluck Cluck is sort of the omega of our small flock. She's short and stubby with kinda large thighs. She is the easiest to catch and hold but only tolerates if for a short while before she jumps out of you arms. She is the least shy of the three and comes running over if she even suspects you have food. When we give the chickens treats she's first on the scene and quick to sneak in and steal from the other two. She's the smallest of the three and usually lays one medium, light brown egg every other day.
Pick Pick is the most well behaved of the flock. from what I've observed. She is the tallest and heaviest as well. She is shy but if you can chase her down she easily accepts being petted or held. She is not quick to approach us even when treats are involved. As a result, she usually gets less treats than the other two. She lays larger brown eggs than Cluck Cluck but usually with the same frequency. Like our California White, she took a break for a couple months while molting but she has recently begun to lay again.
Cinnamon Queens are decent layers and good at removing pests like snails from the yard. The two that we have are not easily spooked and so we can let them roam free range without worrying about them escaping. They're very curious but not too bright which leads to ours wandering into the front yard if the gate is left open, or int to house if the back door is left open. There have been a couple times when we've had to chase one of them back into the back yard. They're so funny.
From madkyu Dec 7 2010 11:11PM
Cinnamon Queens the Average Chicken
Cinnamon Queens despite the cool name aren't very popular or quality material. They are the average Joe chicken. Their appearance is cute but not unique as many other red chickens look similar. They are not officially accepted by the APA (american poultry association) and only have one color. Their eggs are an average size and I've never had an egg with a double yolk. The chickens while they can be held can be slightly hard to catch and only tolerate it for a couple minutes before trying to break free. They are healthy birds that are dual purpose and are easily caught by predators because they have some extra meat weight. They'll lay 2-4 medium brown eggs per week and are best in close to room temperature weather. A great quality about them is they tend to make fabulous mothers that will protect their chicks. If you're looking for an average dual purpose chicken that will lay some eggs, make a great mother, and can be a table bird you've found the bird for you! .
From vanilla29 Jul 23 2012 9:03PM