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Black Diamond Chicken

Starting at $4.50 each

The Black Diamond Chicken, a Midnight Beauty

The Black Diamond Chicken is a black-feathered chicken with a sprinkling of brown feathers. Their Silkie heritage keeps them on the smaller side, with Black Diamond hens growing to approximately 4.5 pounds and roosters growing up to 5.5 to 6 pounds. They are more like a chicken in looks and temperament than Silkies and make a delightful addition to any farm or poultry operation. Order yours today!

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In 2013, when JM Hatchery started to run out of room for its birds, Blue Banty Farm was founded to help the family business. This hatchery specializes in Silkies and Blue Bantam chicks—adhering to the same best-bird standards as the rest of our hatchery family.
Black Diamond Chicken
Qty Price
1-49$4.50
50-99$3.50
100-199$2.50
200-499$2.25
500+$1.75
Next Available Ship Date 7/8/2024

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Blue Banty Farm has a 15-chick order minimum. These birds CANNOT be combined with other birds to meet the minimum.

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Black Diamond Chickens from our Family of Hatcheries

The Black Diamond Chicken, bred by the Freedom Ranger family of hatcheries, is an active forager that’s self-sufficient and makes a beautiful addition to any homestead.

This chicken is an enthusiastic forager, meaning it will do best when permitted to free-range, eating bugs and vegetation. This breed is an average egg layer, providing 150 to 200 light-brown to cream-colored eggs per year.

We believe you’ll find the beautiful Black Diamond Chicken to be a wonderful addition to your backyard or your farmyard.

The Black Diamond’s Lineage

The Black Diamond Chicken is a mix of several breeds, with Ayam Cemani being a predominant one.

Danny Eiland, the former owner of S&G Poultry, developed this breed. Danny has spent a lifetime in poultry genetics, and he’s one of the few remaining American geneticists who understands the complicated world of poultry genetics. He adhered to what he calls “The Mixing Pot” when developing the Black Diamond Chicken cross so as not to lose Bantam Silkie characteristics like black skin, five toes, and soft feathers.

Frequently Asked Questions about Black Diamond Chickens

These unique birds often come with various questions about their disposition and care. Below, we have listed some of the most frequent questions we hear about this breed. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

What Color Eggs do Black Diamond Chickens Lay?

When it comes to egg-laying capabilities, Black Diamond Chickens are known for laying a moderate number of small, cream-colored eggs. They lay more eggs for a longer duration than silkie chickens, but they are not broody like silkies.

How Big Will a Black Diamond Hen Get?

The Black Diamond Hen will reach about four pounds, with the roosters averaging between 5.5 and six pounds. Their small to medium size and distinctive appearance makes them popular for farmers, hobby farmers, and backyard chicken keepers looking for visually stunning chickens.

Are Black Diamond Chicks Hard to Raise?

Not at all! These birds are hardy, self-sufficient, and require no special care. Black Diamond Chickens are a striking variety of silkies known for their captivating and lustrous black plumage. These ornamental birds boast all the endearing traits of the silkie breed, including their characteristic dark skin and bones, blue earlobes, and the presence of five toes. Black Diamond Chickens are sought after for their unique aesthetic.

Order Your Black Diamond Chickens Here

Black Diamond chicks from the Freedom Ranger family of hatcheries are straight-run, meaning you will receive a mix of females and males. As you move through our simple ordering process, you will choose the quantity, ship date, and your Marek’s Disease vaccination preference. Should any questions come up while ordering, be sure to contact us. Order your Black Diamond Chickens today!

 

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