Another mystery chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlackBrookPoultry, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this 4 month old chicken from Sandhill and it came with my oprington/dorking order. I'm not sure what it is. It is black, has white earlobes, and I'm pretty sure she's been laying a creamy white egg. It doesn't have a 5th toe. Maybe it's a dorking without the extra toe? Very friendly bird. I thought maybe a black leghorn, but the leg color is wrong. She is trying to stay on the perch so her tail feathers are down, they usually stick straight out.
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    What color are the soles of her feet?
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet she's a minorca. Pretty!
     
  4. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me she doesn't look to be laying yet. Maybe the earlobe is just kind of pale at this point, or is it truly white? Sure looks like a Black Australorp to me...
     
  5. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I went to grab her today to see what color the bottom of her feet were. Then I noticed her comb. It's almost like a double comb in the back. I think she's a Black Penedescenca. That would also explain the resemblence to a Minorca. Apparently she's not laying the cream colored egg. What am I going to do with that large comb in this climate?
    Sandhill's description:
    Black Penedescenca (MB): Black Minorca-like chicken with a unique single comb that has almost a crown at the back side. They lay a dark, dark brown egg. Their behavior is very flighty and is similar to a Leghorn. They have an unusual comb - - - single in the front with multiple lobes at the rear. This breed is not yet listed in the APA Standard. Chick $6.00 each (10)

    I also read on feathersite that they have white earlobes but lay a dark brown egg.​
     
  6. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I would love to get a surprise Penedesenca! That might explain the fuller body too, because I think the black Penes were developed as a meatier variety.
     
  7. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is beautiful and not at all flighty. She's actually pretty curious and I handle her more than my other chickens because she's always right next to me. I felt sorry for her because I just thought she was a really ugly black orpington. Can't wait for those dark, dark eggs!
     
  8. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's really pretty! jossanne, minorca's really big combs so i'm not sure that's it. i agree that she may be an austrolorp, though
     
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You're right, they do when they're older. But my minorcas had small combs until they were laying, just like that one. [​IMG]

    A penedesenca would be wonderful. Crossing my fingers!
     

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