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Red chicken with black on it?

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Just noticed that my red almost 3 month old red chicken has now got black in its tail feathers, and some of its long wing feathers have a long horizontal black stripe, what kind of chicken could it be? I can't seem to match it to any pictures online.
post #2 of 8
Sounds like a male.
post #3 of 8

pictures would be helpful

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
No comb development at all yet, but it's large compared to my leghorn and barred rocks of the same age. I'll try for pics tomorrow morning when it's light out, since it's not really friendly they may not be so great.
post #5 of 8
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This is the most recent pic I have, taken a week ago. You can't miss him/her.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
This is the most recent pic I have, you can't miss him/her.
post #7 of 8

  She looks like a run of the mill red production chicken.  Does look like a pullet at this point.  The one next to the buff orpinton looks like a roo at this point.

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Yes, he is definitely a roo! That's Rudy, who did his firs crow at 8 weeks. I have another roo you can't see hiding behind the other chickens who we're still waiting on a crow from, but he has that same big, bright red comb. I think maybe we got lucky with our hen ratio, as out of 10 the only ones we still don't know are the silkies, but they're 8 weeks and don't have any combs at all, so we're hoping. smile.png
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