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Any Guesses On Breed? (Chick w/ mostly black plumage) VIDEO

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I acquired this black baby a bit ago, along with a golden sebright, from my son's teacher (classroom hatch). They are a few weeks old. Does anyone know what breed it might be?

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Looks like a Barred Rock to me. I have had 2 barred rock chicks and both of them looked almost exactly like that. Yours is just missing the whitish yellow spot on it's head. Hope this helps!

2 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Gold Star, 1 Gold Cochin, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 black cat, 3 black and white cats, 1 white and grey cat, 1 brown cat, 1 grey and white striped cat.
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2 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Gold Star, 1 Gold Cochin, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 black cat, 3 black and white cats, 1 white and grey cat, 1 brown cat, 1 grey and white striped cat.
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Barred rocks have yellow feet
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That is not a Barred Rock. Barring requires the white dot on the head. That shows the barring to come as the bird matures, and a Barred Rock must be barred.

 

I'm thinking it has the posture and body shape of a game bird, although it could just be awkward juvenile stage...which case it might be a Black Sex Link or an Australorp.

 

But the tail carriage and wing tips that are longer than the body, with a general size comparison to the Sebright (which are tiny) indicate to me it too is a bantam size chicken.

 

My guess is Game Bird of some sort...possibly Black Sumatra...or simply Old English Game bantam. If Sumatra, the comb should be a pea comb (I can't see what comb type it has in the video other than it is not a rose comb).

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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