Star

Stars are "sex link" chickens, meaning they're bred specifically so that males and females are different colors when they hatch. Females are egg-laying machines that continue to lay well in the heat and cold, when many others slow down. The males are said to be good "fryers". Stars are not recognized by the American Poultry Association and are just one of many hybrid sex-link crosses available on the market today.

Black Star Hen

Origins/History:

Class: Not recognized
Type: Large Fowl
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Dual
Recognized Varieties: Hens: Black with gold tints. Roosters: Black with white barring.

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Excellent (5/wk)
Egg Color: Brown
Egg Size: Large

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: Single Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Hardy in winter
Heat Tolerance: Tolerates heat well
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Rugged

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