Black Stars

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by steve78, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. steve78

    steve78 New Egg

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    I have 6 black stars and was wondering if anyone knows what breeds were crossed to develop them.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    It could be any of the breeds that make black sex links. There is no set standard. If you read Tadkerson's post, you can see from his black sex link chart which breeds it might be.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261208

    Thar said, if they came from a commercial hatchery, odds are it is a Rhode Island Red rooster and a Barred Rock hen, but there is absolutely no guarantee that is correct. There are many other possible combinations.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    And also see this thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=375015 with our discussion of the various sexlink Brand names. They are basicly black Sexlinks and few hatcheries will TRUTHFULLY tell the exact crosses they use, but pretty much Production Red roosters, and Barred Rock hens.
     

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