Black? barred rock chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Angiebubs, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all.
    I bought 5 barred rocks....and one of the 3 wk old is still solid black with most of her feathers in already. Is this usual? Will the white come in after first molt? or should I assume she was a mix breed? The others all have the usual barring
     
  2. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mixed.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    You could have an Australorp, Jersey Giant or Black sex link. If she's feathering in with no white at all, she's not a BR.

    Did it have a white dot on it's head as a chick? Do you have a picture of her?
     
  4. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nellie had a small white spot on her head when we bought her at day 1. I don't have any pics yet-will post soon
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think Australorp....
     
  6. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    My BR had white bars from the very first non-chick-fluff feather she had.
     
  7. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Doesn't look like it....appears to be solid black, no white bars. Looks like my BA as a chick, actually.
     
  9. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a BA?
     
  10. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Black Australorp

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