Black Australorp/Barnevelder??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amyh, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2010
    North Carolina
    I have a chick that was sold to me as a Black Australorp. She did look like a black Australorp as a chick, all black, not chipmunk at all. However, just recently her chest feathers have become like a Barnevelder hen. The chest feathers are the only ones doing this so far, so she may molt the other black feathers and have all Barnevelder feathers eventually. She's about 14 weeks old.

    Is there another breed that this chick may be? Like I said, she didn't look like a Barnevelder at hatch, so I don't think she's full Barnevelder. Could she just be a mutt? Or is there another breed that I haven't thought of?

    I will try to post pics tomorrow. [​IMG]
  2. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    maybe a Black Star?

    They have differing degrees of brown - here's one of mine that only has the brown on her chest:

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