Black star or black sexlink???? Or are the two the same????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by peewee, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got some new girls today and was wondering if they are black star or Black sexlink. I wish that I could have got all 10 the guy was selling but I was good and only brought home 2.

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  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    They look more like Easter Eggers to me . . .
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    yes...trade name for a sex link.

    i love mine...so cute and docile!
     
  4. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Black stars are Black Sex-links. The black just describes the "variety" if you will.

    There are SEVERAL different names for the same thing. Each hatchery uses a different name for their own "strain" or sex-links.
     
  5. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies. I am still learning the names of all the different breeds. When I was growing up all we had was RIR or the occasional mutt. If the mutts were pure bred we really didn't care as long as they laid.
     
  6. cyndicozycottag

    cyndicozycottag New Egg

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    So they change the name from Black sexlink to Black Star? they are the same .
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Black Sex-Link is the basic name for the color-sexable offspring that result when a Rhode Island Red rooster and a Barred Rock hen are mated together. To make the hybrid sound better, and designate their particular "strain" of BSL, most hatcheries come up with fancier names like "black star." Differently-named Black Sex-Links from different dealers may have slightly different genetics, but they will still be basically the same thing.
     
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  8. cyndicozycottag

    cyndicozycottag New Egg

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    thank you that help out alot.. ! cyndi
     

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