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Please help identify breed...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by c1tph, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. c1tph

    c1tph Out Of The Brooder

    Hi, I hope these pictures show enough to help someone identify what breed this chicken may be. Just bought her today at auction.

    Single comb, very thick dark legs, not sure what the thing that hangs down at her lower neck is but it's quite low down and feathered.

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    She's a Black Star (sex-link)

    Her neck is just ruffled feathers.... or she's molting.

    My Black Star lays an egg almost every day... she hasn't missed a day in over two weeks now.
     
  3. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
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    I agree! Looks just like some of mine!
     
  4. c1tph

    c1tph Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks! I've never heard of Black Stars. I'm in Australia, maybe we call it something else here, I'll look into it.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    RIR roo over BR female. = Black Star
    NHR roo over BR female.... also -- Black Star
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Black Star is just one name for a black Sexlink hybrid layer, a cross between a RIR rooster and a Barred Rock hen usually.
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    My black stars never had pretty feathering down their back like that. She's really pretty!
     
  8. c1tph

    c1tph Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks everyone, I agree she looks like all the pics I found on Black Star sex links.

    I still found absolutely nothing on any Australian website, so maybe they aren't that common here. Lucky me!
     
  9. sarjaysar

    sarjaysar cosmic chicken

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    Black stars are also called Black Rocks I believe? I have 5 which are identical to this (i'm in the UK) I also have two Black Rhodes which are not far off, more Rhode island in them and pale legs.
     

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