black star layers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 54smokepole, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. 54smokepole

    54smokepole Out Of The Brooder

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    Quick question-

    Someone is selling black star eggs on ebay. I have always assumed that these are a first generation hybrid and that the parents are two different breeds. I asked the person selling the eggs if these were hatching eggs from two different purebred parents used to create this hybrid or actual hatching eggs from black star chickens. Here is the response I got:

    "They are from black star pullets. After 5 generations they are purebreed every hatchery breeds them this way. The original cross is not used anymore. My hatch rate has been 92 percent."

    Is this person correct, or full of it?

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2008
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Blackstars are a sex linked cross breed around here. Nothing pure about them.
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I vote for Full of It.
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    lol, soooo full of it!
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Your assumption is correct.

    His answer is not.
     

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