Australorp? Can any tell me what my hen is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Marina10114, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Marina10114

    Marina10114 Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    22
    Feb 9, 2016
    Robertsdale, AL
    [​IMG]

    I got her as a gift they didn't ask what breed she is. Anyone know?
     
  2. Marina10114

    Marina10114 Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    22
    Feb 9, 2016
    Robertsdale, AL
    [​IMG]
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    16,735
    4,437
    456
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I think she's a mix, in your photo I can see some dark lacing, australorps are pure black with a green purple sheen. Perhaps mixed with Wyandotte or barnevelder.
     
  4. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    675
    93
    118
    Dec 14, 2015
    Perhaps a jersey giant???
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,795
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Hatchery quality Black Australorp
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,147
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    X2 on BantamFan4Life; she's very likely a hatchery quality Black Australorp. Check the bottoms of her feet. She's not a Black Jersey Giant unless the bottoms of her feet are an obvious yellow.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,527
    10,281
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 3 I think she is very pretty anyway and has pronounced rounded feathers.
     
  8. Marina10114

    Marina10114 Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    22
    Feb 9, 2016
    Robertsdale, AL
    Her feathers do have a green purple sheen and she is definitely completely black. Thank you everyone.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,532
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    [​IMG]

    sheesh, why don't folks gift me with nice pretty shiny hens like that?

    Agree she's an Aussie.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,147
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    You're welcome.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by