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Just rescued a little wanderer! First chicken in my care ever - Curious about breed.

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Poor thing was left abandoned with several others..Ive seen Marans chicks described similarly, though my experience into breeds is like, an hour of research on google so far !

 

 

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There are several breeds that look similar at that age, but I'm thinking its likely a Black Australorp chick.

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several breeds that look similar at that age 

Hence why i decided to make an account here rather than fumble in the darkness of google images ! Thanks for your time.

 

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 Black Australorp

Just googled the breed and wow the solid black is very beautiful.

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I wish I had a better pic, but the dark chick is a Black Copper Maran. Its beak looks a bit darker than yours, but that probably varies from chick-to-chick. From what I remember, yours does look a lot like mine did at that age.

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It's hard to tell from the picture - is the breast grey or is it buff (light yellow)?   I have an Australorp but I don't remember what she looked like at that age (it was 2 years and many chicks ago).

 

Good luck!  Raising chicks from this tiny is sooo rewarding. 

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Mamabird the chest is snow white all the way back to the bottom area :)

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I wish I had a better pic, but the dark chick is a Black Copper Maran. Its beak looks a bit darker than yours, but that probably varies from chick-to-chick. From what I remember, yours does look a lot like mine did at that age.

Black Copper Marans is a possibility, but I don't see any traces of the feathering on the legs which is typical with BCMs (of course hatchery quality BCMs sometimes lack the feathered legs).

 

 


Edited by Michael OShay - 12/4/15 at 4:05pm
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Mamabird the chest is snow white all the way back to the bottom area :)


The snow white chest would be consistent with Black Australorp chicks.

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