Anyone have pics of Black Star Roosters?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by craftymama86, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just to compare, I'd like to see other BS roosters. We have a young roo I'm told is a BS. The father was BR and the mother is RIR. Right now he looks like a little BR but I know how much they can change as they grow. I'll have to take pics to show what he looks like now. [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  2. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've got it reversed. The mother needs to be a BR and the father a RIR.

    I don't know if a RIR x BR would equal a black star though, more like golden comet? I'm no sexlink expert, though.
     
  3. Arielle

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    golden comet is NOT the reverse cross because the reverse cross doesnot result in sexlink coloring.

    I have 2 black stars; they are barred but not the clean black and white of a barred rock, rather gray and black. One is the head guy and bodywise looks like a heavy built leghorn; the second is built like a hen.

    Sorry don't know how to add pics.
     
  4. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So my young roo is a Black Star? Father was BR and mother RIR.
     
  5. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Star is really not a breed, it is just a fancy name the hatcheries gave to sex links probably to sell more of them. In order to get sex links out of that cross you have to have a red roo over a barred hen, or else it will not come out sexlinked. If you do it the other way around it will just be a hybrid and you won't be able to tell girls and boys apart.
     
  6. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know these "mix" are not a "breed" but I'm open to using the terms others use especially since my MIL doesn't really like me calling them "sex link".

    And you're saying that a black sex link comes from a red roo and a barred hen? So is it not a BSL if the roo is barred and the hen is red?
     
  7. Ridgerunner

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    Quote:Actually a black sex link can come from many different not-barred roosters and a barred hen. The only real criteria is that the chick be a solid enough color that you can see the spot on its head if it is there. A Black Australorp rooster over a Barred Rock hen would give you a black sex link. Most hatchery black sex links are a product of a red rooster and a black barred hen like a Barred Rock, but not all are. Different hatcheries use different breeds.

    It is not a BSL if the rooster is barred. A barred hen gives a barred gene to her sons but does not give a barred gene to her daughter. A barred rooster gives a barred gene to both his sons and daughters. Barred is dominant over not barred. So if the hen is barred and the rooster is not, all the males will have a barred gene and none of the females will. But if the rooster is barred, both males and females have barred genes.
     
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  8. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Actually a black sex link can come from many different not-barred roosters and a barred hen. The only real criteria is that the chick be a solid enough color that you can see the spot on its head if it is there. A Black Australorp rooster over a Barred Rock hen would give you a black sex link. Most hatchery black sex links are a product of a red rooster and a black barred hen like a Barred Rock, but not all are. Different hatcheries use different breeds.

    It is not a BSL if the rooster is barred. A barred hen gives a barred gene to her sons but does not give a barred gene to her daughter. A barred rooster gives a barred gene to both his sons and daughters. Barred is dominant over not barred. So if the hen is barred and the rooster is not, all the males will have a barred gene and none of the females will. But if the rooster is barred, both males and females have barred genes.

    So my roo is not a BLS since the father was barred and the mom is red? If not then is he a sex link at all or just a mix? (He did have a white spot on his head when he hatched).... I think this is why my DH just calls them chickens, LOL.
     
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  9. Ridgerunner

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    He is not a sex link. He is a mix or a mutt.

    I'm not opposed to mutts. Here area few of mine.

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  10. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are nice, I especially like the first two.
     

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