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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 (24)
mbell
We have had chickens a few different times over the y...
Review by: mbell (5) August 24, 2015 22:41
  • Currently 100
5.00
3 photos
connieej
I found Negrita in a pet shop with my other 2 chicken...
Review by: connieej (4) April 16, 2015 04:48
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
mcmls
Both my parents and grandparents are raising chickens...
Review by: mcmls (1) April 07, 2015 15:10
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
Zobert
We got these from a guy whose wife said he had to con...
Review by: Zobert (35) April 02, 2015 20:09
  • Currently 100
5.00
pianomidge86
My mother-in-law and I started raising chickens in th...
Review by: pianomidge86 (3) updated March 28, 2015 16:59
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo

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