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Black Sex Link Chicken

Black Sex Link Chicken


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

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
3.7 (10)
Vivante
I got my first six chickens about two years ago. We ...
Review by: Vivante (0) yesterday
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
dcamorlinga
The Black Sex Link hen that I raised was a beautiful ...
Review by: dcamorlinga (10) 23 days ago
  • Currently 100
2.50
1 photo
lilbeck82
These little guys are awesome in my perspective. I pe...
Review by: lilbeck82 (11) updated March 01, 2014 06:43
  • Currently 100
3.50
2 photos
MT_Goat_Farmer
I’ve raised 3 different small flocks of Black Sex Lin...
Review by: MT_Goat_Farmer (14) February 20, 2014 18:39
  • Currently 100
2.00
1 photo
Evaner
I purchased this chicken as a pullet. They have long ...
Review by: Evaner (4) December 30, 2013 18:56
  • Currently 100
3.00

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