The Golden Gem Mercantile is a family owned and ran small business. Our goal is to provide our customers with a variety of products and amazing experience.
Black Star Sex-Link chickens are an excellent brown egg-laying breed.
A Sex-Link chicken is a hybrid which, at the time of hatch, can be sexed by its color. Our Black Stars and Red Stars meet our strict specifications: easy to raise, lay large brown eggs, and have a good feed-conversion ratio.
At maturity, Black Stars weigh a little over 5 lbs. Females are black with gold hackle and breast feathers, and are egg-laying machines, and males are black with white barring — they will not retain the same characteristics in future generations.
Class: All Other Production
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: large
Egg Production: best/ 250 a yr
Meat Production: better
Heat Tolerance: good
Cold Tolerance: excellent
Weeks to Maturity: 18
Skin Color: yellow
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: large
Leg Style: clean
Leg Color: black
Male Mature Weight: 8 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 6 lbs
The Golden Gem Mercantile is a family owned and ran small business. Our mission is to provide our customers with a variety of products and an amazing experience. The Golden Gem offers our consumers the opportunity to shop a unique selection of products. We provide a venue where our customers can shop pieces by local talent, a clothing boutique, enjoy a coffee house, shop locally grown farm fresh products, and pick up your animal feed and supplies.
IT'S IMPORTANT TO GIVE IT ALL YOU HAVE WHILE YOU HAVE THE CHANCE
My husband and I have been married for 11 years. He was born and raised in this community loving farming and ranching. I was raised in Spokane Valley and easily converted into a country girl. With generations of knowledge he started formulating his own animal feed for cows, chickens, and pigs. His feed became very well known throughout the community and our surrounding areas. We both had a dream of entrepreneurship, so we decided to create a store that could be a one stop shop for the community. Together with his knowledge of animals and my love for fashion, coffee and supporting local, we created the Golden Gem Mercantile. With our three boys, two dogs, cows, chickens and our horse we are going on our 5th year and enjoying every crazy minute of it.