ROBERTS FARM: Mallards, Dominiques, Geese, Seramas, Turkeys, and Peafowl

A Black Star hen is a hybrid layer cross between a Rhode Island Red rooster and a Dominique hen. This genetic cross results in vigorous offspring that are healthier and lay more eggs using less feed than their purebred counterparts. Because they are sex-linked, females and males can be differentiated at hatch allowing the grower to cull the males and focus only on future layers.

Sex-links are very productive layers during their first year with a significant drop-off their second year and a dramatic drop-off in subsequent years. Although sex-links are perfectly capable of laying fertile eggs and producing vigorous chicks, they do not breed true... you cannot differentiate between their male and female chicks.


At this time, we do not sell hatching eggs for Black Sex-link chickens.

          Chapter 4: Caring for Baby Chicks: My Pet Chicken
          Chick Information Care Sheet: Local Link
          Chick Information Care Sheet: Local Link
          How to Care for Baby Chicks: Tractor Supply
          Raising Your Home Chicken Flock: University of Maryland
          Risk of Human Salmonella Infection: CDC

Calvin & Cindy Roberts

488 County Road 335
San Augustine, Texas 75972
(936) 652-1940

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