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Black Baby, Help Identifying!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FullMetalMommy, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. FullMetalMommy

    FullMetalMommy Just Hatched

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    I have two of these little ladies! As chicks they were completely black. Now, they have white little tooshies, and are sprouting from chest feathers that are reddish brown.

    I thought at first maybe they were Black Sexlinks but I'm not sure. Anyone else have a guess? [​IMG]
     
  2. Devw

    Devw Out Of The Brooder

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    Based off your description it does sound like a cross breed, or even just a mutt chicken. But considering how young your birds are, it might be best to post pictures when they're older. Personally, I think they're probably black star hens (as the couple I currently have a majority of black feathers with red/orange breast feathers).
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Black Sex-link to me.
     
  4. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, it looks like a Black Sex-Link to me.
     
  5. FullMetalMommy

    FullMetalMommy Just Hatched

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    [​IMG]
    Here she is at another angle.
    Thank you everyone who commented! I felt pretty confident in my assessment but it's nice to have confirmation from more experienced bird keepers!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    black sex link
     

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