Black Star

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The Black Star also known as “Black Sex Link” is the result of crossing two heritage purebred poultry standard chicken breeds together, a Rhode Island Red chicken rooster and the Barred Rock chicken hen. The baby chicks for sale from this…

Day Old Female$5.25
Day Old Male$4.72
Day Old Not Sexed$4.19
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Black Star chickens, which are also known as Black Sex Link chickens, are created by crossing a Rhode Island Red chicken rooster with a Barred Rock hen. Crossing these two heritage chicken breeds result in color sexable chicks. Grown roosters feature faded barred with light-colored neck hackle feathers, while hens are black with red mixed in their neck hackle feathers.

Though they are not a show chicken, farmers and those who raise chickens in their backyards show interest in Black Star chicks for many reasons. For one thing, Black Star chickens are very active and enjoy foraging on open pastures, making them ideal for those who prefer to raise free-range chickens. Additionally, with their friendly and docile nature, this particular breed makes for a wonderful backyard pet for the entire family to enjoy. Finally, Black Star chickens are considered to be excellent layers, with hens capable of producing more than 300 extra-large brown eggs per year.

Black Star has proven to be one of the best sex-link crosses available today. You will wonder why you waited so long to invest in Black Star chicks once you place an order and bring yours home.

NOTE: These baby chicks look a little small, but their short chick fuzz is deceiving as baby chicks.


Live Chick Guarantee

We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements.  If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.

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We will email a ship date to you within 30 minutes of placing your order. Your poultry will arrive 1 to 3 days after that ship date.

Your tracking number will be emailed to you on your ship day.

When your poultry arrives at the post office you should receive a phone call. We recommend you pick them up immediately upon notification.


A minimum of two-week notice before your ship date must be given to cancel a live poultry order.


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