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Black star/black sex link

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PhlyinPheBee, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Is there a difference between the black star and the black sex link??
     
  2. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, some of the hatcheries (McMurray for instance) refers to blk sexlinks as Black Stars.
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Black Star is a branding for a black SL. like Kleenex is facial tissue, Tums is an antacid, Chiquita is a banana.
     
  4. kenny44

    kenny44 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are the same, and very friendly bird. I have 13 and they are the best, and Im new with chickens, but Ill always have black stars in my yard. You will be glad you have Black Stars!!!
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    They are the same.
     
  6. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    ok now that is settled now I have another question.

    Does the pullet ever have white on its head and wings before it changes to all black??
     
  7. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    A white spot on the head would mean the chick is a male. That's how you tell the females from males at hatch in a black sexlink. The females have no spot. Males have the spot on the back of the head.

    This is because of the barring gene. It is passed to the male chicks from their Barred Rock mothers. Hence, they have the head spot. Males will feather out barred.
     

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