Black chicken, any idea what breed OR gender?? lol

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sunshyne276, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some chickens the other day, mostly new hatchlings, but I seen this slighlty bigger bird and had to have him/her, strange looking chicken! lol
    Any idea what breed he/she may be, and whether it looks like a Pullet or a Cockerel?

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  2. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    I'm guessing pullet at this age but it's probably too soon to tell. One thing you shouldn't do is keep that older bird with the youngsters. The top two reasons being is 1) the younger chicks don't have the immune system needed to cope with anything the older chick may shed, and 2) chances are the older chick will be dominant and hurt or kill those younger chicks.
     
  3. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.. Actually, I got them together, she (i'm assuming?) spreads her wings out, and they all try to pile under her! lol
    Now, the disease issue you mentioned worries me.. I would think it would be ok, considering they came from the same place?
    Or is it still a concern?
     
  4. Aframechickens191

    Aframechickens191 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im fairly certain they should be fine together if you got them from the same place:) and Im also thinking "she" is either an EE or a mixed breed. Should look very nice when older:D
     
  5. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a black sex link, and is a hen.
     
  6. kenora44

    kenora44 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have black sex link hens and this looks like one of them. Some of mine have more black and some have more orange but definitly looks like that!
     
  7. charlieschickens

    charlieschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most definately a black sexlink pullet.
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  9. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a black sex link, and is a hen.


    I agree. These are my black sex link pullets in my avatar.
     
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  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:I bet you're fine on that account, too.
     

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