Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Black Star Chicken

Black Star Chicken aka. Black Sex-Link Chicken aka. The Last Thing You Thought Would Come Up When You Searched for "Sex Link" on Wikipedia
Berkeley, California, USA
Member of the Junglefowl Family
*true chicken fact* Kept as pets and as sources of food, Chickens are the most numerous bird on the planet, with a population of over 24 billion. They were first domesticated on the Indian Subcontinent around 8000 years ago for the purpose of cockfighting. Sadly we have not treated The Chicken any better since then. Most Chickens in the world are probably suffering horrifically.

*true Black Star fact* Not recognized as a 'true breed' by either the birding or poultry industries, Black Stars are cross-breeds, bred in such a way that a chick's gender is apparent from birth. This is why she is called Sex-Link. Having differently colored chicks makes the sorting process easier.

§A Brood of Chickens§

Has a funny accent that is vaguely familiar, but unplaceable
Fusses over you like a close friend's mom
Actually has been forced to flee her home country because of a horrible civil war or something, don't you feel bad for making fun of her accent now?
Has some kind of messed-up views of the world, but only because she has been through so much
Big ups to www.mypetchicken.com (a literal, real website) for help on the birds facts today.

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