Australorp, Minorca, black Leghorn? What is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cindilou, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Cindilou

    Cindilou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello folks. I have two black birds that were supposed to be Australorps but as time goes on they just don't seem to be. Here are some photos. Maybe someone can help out with ID and perhaps ease my mind in that they are pullets with large combs...no crowing as of yet, no eggs from them either. They are about 5 months old and a bit flighty.

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    So slim as compared to my other round ladies.
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    What do you think?
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have white earlobes? BA's don't, I have them and they have red and their combs are not as large as your birds comb.
     
  3. Cindilou

    Cindilou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, there are white earlobes.
     
  4. Cindilou

    Cindilou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bumpity bump.
    Anyone else have a guess?
     
  5. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

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    Black Minorca pullets.
     
  6. Cindilou

    Cindilou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The more photos I look at I think they are Minorcas. Do you have experience with Minorcas?
    The feathersite says that the utility strains are excellent layers. That would be nice.
     
  7. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 they should lay a white egg I believe.
     
  8. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

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    Quote:Yes, I've had Minorcas - they are great egg layers - large white eggs. They have a good feed to production ratio - so they don't eat as much as the heavier breeds but produce as much or more than many heavier layers. In my experience, they are somewhat flighty and not broody. I think you'll be pleased with yours!
     
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  9. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x3
     
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  10. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Minorca!
     

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