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post #11 of 19

Really, I don't know enough about black Orps to know if they can have a touch of leakage. They "shouldn't" have any, to be a quality bird. Black is a newer color to be available of that breed, so the quality may be off. 

 

Or, she may be a mixed breed bird, with some Orpington background. That's a likely thing, also. The white skin is dominant, so she could easily be mixed. Her large rounded, fluffy body shape just screams Orpington, though. 

 

The white bird---how old is she? Where did she come from? She looks to me like a Cornish cross, the traditional meat bird. They're not known for living long and healthy lives. Is she having any problems getting around, things like that?

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

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post #12 of 19

Hi

 

I'm thinking your black bird may be a Black Copper Marans. I know in the USA you usually have the French feathered leg variety but she looks like our clean legged type. Her exaggerated U shaped  body looks just like my girls and that bold nature is also just like mine....they run my cats out of the garden! I appreciate her rear end is unusually fluffy like an Orpington but the body shape shouts Marans to me and that red flecking would make more sense if she was a Marans. You should get some beautiful really dark brown eggs from her if I am right.

 

I agree the white one looks like a Cornish X meat bird. Good luck with her :/

post #13 of 19
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I really appreciate all your help :thumbsup


She is around 2 years old. She does get around, just can't really run, more like fast walk. Has trouble jumping into coup so we are going to make her a ramp. I looked up a Cornish Cross and the does look exactly like her! She can be a bit aggressive, and doesn't lay many eggs, both of which is typical for the breed. She also has that stern look about her which comes from that breed having a slightly protruding brow. 

post #14 of 19

BCM---good thought! That's an option. My breeder ladies defintily have fluffy butts, not as much as this girl but more so than hatchery stock. 

 

too bad we'll never know where she came from. 

 

It will be interesting to see what color egg she lays. You might get a nice dark chocolate surprise!

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #15 of 19
I was wondering if someone can help me identify this black hen I just bought. I was told she was an Aussie however she is a banty and feather footed! Personally don't mind I like her, she's very similar to the first hen posted even with the little brown splashing(?) around the head. Thinking she may be a Cochin Banty?
Thank you:)
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by LisaWMakale View Post

I was wondering if someone can help me identify this black hen I just bought. I was told she was an Aussie however she is a banty and feather footed! Personally don't mind I like her, she's very similar to the first hen posted even with the little brown splashing(?) around the head. Thinking she may be a Cochin Banty?
Thank you:)

 

 

:welcome

 

She looks like a mixed breed to me. Probably some bantam Cochin, but she's not pure with that pointy tail and brown/red leakage. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #18 of 19

Based on leg color and eye color, I'd say Black Orpington.  It has an Oprington shape.

post #19 of 19

I forgot to mention that pure Australorps always have dark brown eyes -- it almost looks black!

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