Black Star Chickens For Sale
Black Star chickens are a cross between a Rhode Island or New Hampshire rooster and Barred Rock hen and are similar to Red Star, Red Sex-Link, Golden Comet and Golden Bluff breeds. These are sex-link chickens, which means that the sex of each bird is visually determined when it hatches from the egg.
What color eggs do Black Star chickens lay?
Are black chickens aggressive?
The Black Star chicken was created not long after the 2nd World War ended (1945).
It wasn’t long before many of the troops started to arrive home and refugees were heading for America to make a new start in life. Some foods were already rationed, so the influx of people really stretched resources quite thinly.
In order to help combat this, poultry scientists were crossing and re-crossing various breeds to try and make the hens into super layers. The Black Star was one of the breeds created of this time. The crossing of the Barred Plymouth Rock hen with a Rhode Island or New Hampshire male was a blessed marriage.
The hens not only performed very well in egg laying trials (by laying consistent large quantities), but it was also sex-linked.
What does that mean exactly?
Black sex linked chicks are produced by two separate breeds. The breeds are usually a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire rooster mated with a Barred Plymouth Rock hen.
The combination of the sex genes from the parents produce all black female chicks and the males are all black but have a white spot on the head.
There is no mistaking the sex of these chicks upon their arrival! Because of this, they are also known as Black Beauty or black sex links.
Since those times the Black Star hasn’t looked back – she remains one of the most prolific egg laying hens and a backyard favorite.
Black Star chickens, which are also known as Black Sex Link chickens, are created by crossing a Rhode Island Red chicken rooster with a Barred Rock hen. Crossing these two heritage chicken breeds result in color sexable chicks. Grown roosters feature faded barred with light-colored neck hackle feathers, while hens are black with red mixed in their neck hackle feathers.
Though they are not a show chicken, farmers and those who raise chickens in their backyards show interest in Black Star chicks for many reasons. For one thing, Black Star chickens are very active and enjoy foraging on open pastures, making them ideal for those who prefer to raise free-range chickens. Additionally, with their friendly and docile nature, this particular breed makes for a wonderful backyard pet for the entire family to enjoy. Finally, Black Star chickens are considered to be excellent layers, with hens capable of producing more than 300 extra-large brown eggs per year.
Black Star has proven to be one of the best sex-link crosses available today. You will wonder why you waited so long to invest in Black Star chicks once you place an order and bring yours home.
NOTE: These baby chicks look a little small, but their short chick fuzz is deceiving as baby chicks.
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