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Black Sex Link Chicken

Black Sex Link Chicken


Other name(s):
 Black Star Chicken: Black Rock Chicken;
Black Star Sex Link Chicken; Miss Pepperpot Chicken; Red Rock Chicken; Rock Red Chicken

Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Country / Place of origin: Not known

History: Sex-linkable chickens are cross-bred chickens in which you can tell the difference between male and female chicks when they are hatched because of their different colors. Being able to distinguish gender by color is helpful because sexing baby chicks can only be done reliably for a couple of days after hatching, and can be quite challenging. As most chicken owners are looking for hens, being able to confidently know you are not going to end up with a rooster is very helpful.

The Black Sex Link Chicken is any sex-link chicken in which hens hatch black in color. Black Sex Link Chickens are created by crossing a red rooster (either a Rhode Island Red or a New Hampshire) and a Plymouth Barred Rock hen. Both male and female chicks are black, but the males have a white spot on top of their heads.

Many hatcheries create their own brand names for sex link chickens.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
stunning green sheen, friendly chickens, great egg layers, heavier bird, beautiful black colour
Challenging:
mean little hens, minimal longevity, poorer health, little color variety
Interesting:
Sussex Paternal stock
Overall review
  • Currently 100
3.9 (17)
Maverycke
From my overall experience raising both Black Sexlink...
Review by: Maverycke (18) July 31, 2014 20:50
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
MaryW
Sex links to me are a good, economical layer choice. ...
Review by: MaryW (64) July 25, 2014 06:56
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
Alisse
Living both in town and in the country side, I had th...
Review by: Alisse (3) July 18, 2014 06:21
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
hisfarmgirl
This is probably my favorite chicken I own currently....
Review by: hisfarmgirl (36) May 07, 2014 11:42
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
clatsopduck
The black sex-link hybrid is another wonderful all-ar...
Review by: clatsopduck (28) April 30, 2014 23:40
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo

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