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Black Star Chicken Breed Profile and Characteristics

Black Star Chicken Breed Profile and Characteristics

Poultry
The black star chicken is a species of layer chicken that is raised mainly for its ability to produce eggs. This species adapts very well to any type of handling and feeding, for this reason, it is one of the most used birds in free-range egg production. The article addresses all the characteristics of the “black star” chicken that we must know if we want to start our poultry farm with this species. Origin of Black Star Chicken The black star chicken, also known as black rock, is an English laying hen that is the result of the hybrid cross between a Rhode Island Red rooster and a Barred Plymouth Rock hen. As a consequence of the cross, the chicks were born with black plumage. However, the females have a brown color on the head and around the neck, which is one of the most distinctive ...