Red Stars and Black Stars

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pnkbrry24, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. pnkbrry24

    pnkbrry24 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 22, 2011
    Hey everyone,

    I will be going to the feed store tomorrow to purchase some sex link chicks.
    I have never bought any before and was wondering how to tell the difference between a male and female, and how to tell which one's are red stars
    and which are black.
    Also is there difference in there egg laying is one better than the other.

    Thanks guys, I'm a newbie!!
  2. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Well you can tell black and red stars apart because the red stars with be light red and the black stars will be black. Female red stars will be red while the male red stars will be yellow. Female black stars will be all black and male black stars will have a white dot on top of their head
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA

    Just wish the sorter at the hatchery knew this before sending my order out! 2 roosters out of 5 black stars--

    Usually these birds are sold as pullets only so you shouldn't have to hand sort thru the chicks, it should already be done before shipping.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Good luck with your Red Stars and Black Stars------

    Keep track of your results and come back (when they are grown) and tell us what your opinion of Red vs. Black is--- productivity, temperament, keepability, personality etc.

  5. buchfan

    buchfan New Egg

    Jul 19, 2012
    Madison, WI
    I have two red stars and two black that 7-8 months old, and there is no difference in egg laying performance, all 4 of them are very reliable layers. The only difference is that my black stars lay tan colored eggs and my red stars lay medium brown eggs.
  6. Pecked2Death

    Pecked2Death Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2012
    My red stars lay eggs almost as dark as the black copper marans! 1st week laying and today I got a double (maybe bigger yolker). :)

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