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post #11 of 19
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Thank you for this information and ahparks for starting this thread. We have 21 new chicks today and are trying to sort out what we ended up with since the parents were various combos of RIR and BR. The only ones were not sure about are the ones with the stripes down their backs. Any thoughts?

What is the exact makeup of the parent flock? Also, the black sex link cross will only work for the RIR male over a barred female. It isn't valid for the reverse cross.

post #12 of 19
I have bsl produced from crossing GLW roo X BR hens and also from crossing BO roo X BR hens. The hens of both crosses are beautiful.
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post #13 of 19
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Thank you for this information and ahparks for starting this thread. We have 21 new chicks today and are trying to sort out what we ended up with since the parents were various combos of RIR and BR. The only ones were not sure about are the ones with the stripes down their backs. Any thoughts?

Rhode Island Red chicks can be striped, but some of these seem far too heavily striped to be pure RIR chicks. A number of breeds do have heavier stripes so I'm thinking that likely one or more of the RIR parents were not pure RIR.

post #14 of 19
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Does anyone know the average amount of eggs they lay a year? I'm thinking about getting one 😉


I assume you're talking about Black Sex Links (Black Stars) from the threat starter's opening question. If so, they are egg laying machines, churning out more than 300 large brown eggs per hen per year. :o)


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post #15 of 19

I think you will be very happy with Black sex links.

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post #16 of 19
I absolutely LOVE my black sexlink girls,Stella and Bella. They are the most friendliest, sweetest hens we have. I definitely will get more of these little girls.
post #17 of 19

I have 3 Black Sex Links that are two years old and they rarely lay an egg anymore. I get about 3 - 4 eggs total a week. They are not molting or under any stress or diseases that I am aware of. Someone told me they are good layers for a year or two that burn out quickly. Does anyone know if this is true.

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post #18 of 19
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I have 3 Black Sex Links that are two years old and they rarely lay an egg anymore. I get about 3 - 4 eggs total a week. They are not molting or under any stress or diseases that I am aware of. Someone told me they are good layers for a year or two that burn out quickly. Does anyone know if this is true.


If your birds were hatched in spring 14, it's the normal time for all production birds to taper off laying for the winter and take a break. If they're not yet molting, they should here any time. They rest and recharge for the winter, then start back up laying in the spring. this is the normal cycle for pretty much all dual purpose birds follow. Each year a touch fewer eggs, but they still lay.

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post #19 of 19
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If your birds were hatched in spring 14, it's the normal time for all production birds to taper off laying for the winter and take a break. If they're not yet molting, they should here any time. They rest and recharge for the winter, then start back up laying in the spring. this is the normal cycle for pretty much all dual purpose birds follow. Each year a touch fewer eggs, but they still lay.


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