BA? Ideal says sex link....I think NOT! Update & better pics Post #29

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gritsar, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'm 17 weeks (4 mo. one week) old. I looked just like my black sex link "siblings" until I started to feather out. Now I look completely different and I'm not as mature as they are. I was purchased at the feedstore as a "sexed heavy pullet" and raised by a broody hen. I am all black with a green sheen. I have a single comb, slate gray legs and a very long tail, but I'm not a cockerel. What am I?

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  2. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could also be a Black Jersey Giant. What color are the bottoms of the feet, though?
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:The color of the bottom of her feet is basically the same color of her face, a pale gray-ish white.
     
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, she looks a helluva lot like mine when mine was that age [​IMG]
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Leave it to an Ozzy to know. With her long tail she reminds me of a peacock the way she struts around. Feathers as soft as silk.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. TwoByTwo

    TwoByTwo Out Of The Brooder

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    The light colored face makes me think it might be a white faced black spanish. You can look at pictures under chicken breeds.that's just my2 cents. Im probably wrong but just a thought. My two astralorps didn't have such a white face.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Her pale face does confuse me a bit, but I don't think Ideal Hatchery (feedstore supplier) deals in white faced black spanish. I could be wrong. [​IMG]
     
  8. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their faces won't redden until they are a bit older. Case in point:

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    Yes indeed, trust an Ozzy to know [​IMG]
     
  9. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    gaints have yellow bottom s on feet australorps have pinkish and havey breeds mature slow as mud
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:This is true. My LF brahmas were a full 18 months to two years old before they were totally grown. The sex links purchased at the same time as this girl have started laying. I know she's not even close.
     

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