Black Star or something else?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Me & My Girls, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Me & My Girls

    Me & My Girls Hatching

    Jul 3, 2008
    Millwood, Washington

    About 5 weeks ago my husband and I picked up a couple of pullets. One golden lace Wyandotte and one so called " Black Star" and I'd say they are about 12 weeks old...

    Something very peculiar about the star though...her legs are bluish grey as is the skin on its beak, no sign of comb development up on the head whatsoever and the oddest thing is, the feathers on her head are straight up and down and about 2.5 in tall and filling out by the day...just like a Polish. I've been trying figure out what the heck she is...but can't find anything that states the Polish breed comes in all black. I mean she is completely black with no other color variation and has all her big girl feathers.... Can anyone help? The only black Polish pictures I've seen has some white somewhere on its body....

    Thanks for any info...[​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Black Stars typically have a little red on the breast feathers and have a greenish sheen on her black feathers. I'd say you don't have a black star.
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]

    Polish can come in totally black. The only one I've seen was on, though. The white crested black Polish seems to be aa lot more common then totally black.
    She also could be a cross of some some sort. Pictures would help...besides we LOVE pictures!!! [​IMG]

    PS...I meant to say that the bird you are describing is not a Black Star.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2008
  4. Me & My Girls

    Me & My Girls Hatching

    Jul 3, 2008
    Millwood, Washington
    Thanks for the quick responses! I tried to download a pic but the browse option was non responsive.....I'll try again.
  5. Me & My Girls

    Me & My Girls Hatching

    Jul 3, 2008
    Millwood, Washington
    Here is an updated pick of my crazy chicken:lol:....... Top feathers filling in and still no comb.

    Last edited: Jul 27, 2008
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sure not a black star! Could be a mix of something.
  7. bossynbella

    bossynbella Songster

    Aug 11, 2007
    Looks alot like the two Crevecours (pardon spelling) we got with our ornamental layer collection. They are all black and have the same creast as our white polish chick.
    Just my opinion
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Is that even a chicken? [​IMG]
  9. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    Speckledhen has the "Poufy-Head Sisters" that have the cutest little topknots. Their father was a cochin/silkie mix, I think. Could be a X of some kind, or a pure crested variety. Sure is cute--I'd be happy to have a surprise like that!
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Looks like either a polish or a polish x

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