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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by acy0029, May 13, 2011.

  1. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 4 Black-Star pullets and 3 of them look nothing like a Black Star they are feathering in more like cockerels and are twice as heavy as the rest of my chicks any idea's? [​IMG] They have huge feet and no gold on them they are solid black I'm really confused I thought maybe I got some Dark Cornish but they don't look like them either. [​IMG]
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  2. riftnreef

    riftnreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May still be a bit early to tell, but I do know that the last black star I got was purchased with a group of Wyandottes, and she grew much faster then they did. Keep in mind, the sex linked breeds develop and lay much sooner than most regular breeds. I would give it a full 8 weeks before you can be certain...that being said, the black star roos should be a different color all together...hence the sex linked...[​IMG]
     
  3. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The fact that they are Sex-Linked is what's confusing me 1 of them looks like a Black Star feathering out normal has gold feathers and all. Is there a lot of variation within Sex-Linked chicks? I would think they would be much more similar in appearance.
     

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