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Black Star
2015 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
BLSC Males $2.21 $1.96 $1.86 $1.57 $1.50 $1.39
BLSP Females $3.32 $3.07 $3.00 $2.78 $2.72 $2.62
BLSS Straight Run $2.92 $2.67 $2.60 $2.40 $2.37 $2.33
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: All Other Production
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: extra large
Egg Production: best
Meat Production: better
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Heat Tolerance: good
Cold Tolerance: excellent
Disposition: excellent
Weeks to Maturity: 18
Freerange: good
Skin Color: yellow
Feather Color: black
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: large
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 8 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 6 lbs
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We have found the sex link brown egg layer that meets our strict specifications: the BLACK STAR. Black Star hens are wonderful layers of large brown eggs. Black Stars are easy to raise and have a good feed conversion ratio.

 

At maturity, Black Stars weigh a little over 5 lbs. The females are black with gold hackle and breast feathers, and they are egg laying machines. The males are black with white barring. (They will not retain the same characteristics in future generations.)

 

Put a few Black Stars on your order; we’re sure you’ll be pleased.  

 

Note:  a "sex-link" chicken is one, which at the time of hatch, can be sexed by its color. 

As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Questions & Answers
How long (on average) does it take to get the males to butcher size?
Most standard breed males would be ready to butcher between 16-20 weeks of age.
how long will the Black Star hens continue to lay?
All hens are most productive their first two years before slowing down in production rates.
how often and how much (by weight) do they poop?
Sorry, we do not have that information available for any of the chickens.
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