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Black Star Rooster-Solid Black

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by easyjet23, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. easyjet23

    easyjet23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some black star hens from a good friend, that only has RIR Roosters and Barred Rock hens. 3 of the "hens" are getting longer tail feathers, saddle feathers, and have huge feet. They are all black with a little red on the neck and breast just like the other hens. Is this possible?
     
  2. swmalone

    swmalone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post some pictures, and how old are they? I have one black sex link female and looks pretty much like what you described. It is almost 17 weeks old and just started laying a few days ago, I have had two eggs in the last 6 days, the first was very soft shelled.
     
  3. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like black sex links.
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    These are my sex links when they were 7-8 wks.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Genetically the solid colored birds should be hens. How old are they, could these three just be maturing earlier, or we talking serious saddle/hackle feathers? I'd love to see some pics!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  6. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X3 The roos should be barred in some way [​IMG] like this was my BSL rooster

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    this is my hen at laying age all of the black

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  7. easyjet23

    easyjet23 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are the "hens" I was talking about. The one picture is of one by itself, and the other is all three together drinking. What do you think? They have deep "voices" but no crow yet. The rest of the hens that i know are hens look just like the ones in 1newegg's photos.





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  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Sometimes it is hard to tell, but I don't see any pointed hackle or saddle feathers. Waddles and comb can vary quite a bit.

    If all he has for hens is Barred Rocks, it is impossible for the roosters to not be barred. I think you have hens.
     
  9. easyjet23

    easyjet23 Out Of The Brooder

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    These three are so different than the others. My friends only have barred hens, and RIR roosters. Hopefully they will lay soon.
     
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  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If your friend truly has only has R.I. Red Roosters and Barred Rock hens then I would say one or some of the parent stock are not pure.
    Reason why,
    If the parents were pure they would be sex-linked and you don't get Blue/ Black legs like that from a R.I. Red/Barred Rock cross also you don't get the color pattern of the rooster in the first picture between the 2 Black Fowl.

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