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Breed Gender black/grey chick, legs grey lateral feathers?

post #1 of 7
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Can I get help identifying breed/gender of last unidentified rescue chick? Black, grey with patterned wings/back, lateral feathers (?) that looks stubbly on grey legs, with a single pink tipped toe on each foot...no extra toes.
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff392/yolkoroo/blkchickfrontgoodfacefeet-1.jpg
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff392/yolkoroo/blkchicktopside.jpg
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff392/yolkoroo/blkchickface-1.jpg
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff392/yolkoroo/blkchicksideshowfeatherslateralsidelegs-1.jpg

THANKS SO MUCH!!!

post #2 of 7

could be a Marans or a cochin..???

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post #3 of 7

I'm thinking Black Australope.

But like I said... I'm Thinking!     lau   


Edited to say:

See I told you, I was thinking.     I re-read your post and saw there are leg feathers.   Just smack me!  smack

NOT a BA.


Edited by harewizard - 5/10/11 at 5:46am
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post #4 of 7

Feathered shanks, especially down the outside like that, make me think Marans.  Maybe a Black Copper Marans?  They lay incredibly beautiful dark brown eggs, and the French Marans seem pretty sought after.

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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by harewizard 

I'm thinking Black Australope.

But like I said... I'm Thinking!     lau   


Edited to say:

See I told you, I was thinking.     I re-read your post and saw there are leg feathers.   Just smack me!  smack

NOT a BA.


Okay, I did think the Australope had a clean leg but didn't know if this would change as it grew...



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Originally Posted by TexChix2 

Feathered shanks, especially down the outside like that, make me think Marans.  Maybe a Black Copper Marans?  They lay incredibly beautiful dark brown eggs, and the French Marans seem pretty sought after.


...so I am thinking Maran as others have suggested now. At least it looks more like the Maran chicks than the other breeds I have been clicking on at random because I don't have enough experience to even eliminate options. ANY THOUGHTS ON GENDER?

post #6 of 7

I too would also say marans and a pullet.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you, that is very encouraging. I already have a Speckled Sussex Roo that is acting out a bit, so another Roo (should I not be able to find suitable homes) would be unhealthy.

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