Black chicken breeds?

bauba

Hatching
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May 10, 2014
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How many are there? What are they? I have a black chicken, green sheen, red ears, largish red comb etc, Its not a Austrolorp or a Jersey Giant I don't think. About the size of a Barred Rock. Any ideas?
 

Ol Grey Mare

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Hi and welcome!
It would be best to take and post a photo of the bird - and include details like the color of the bottoms of the feet, number of toes, whether legs are clean or not. What type of comb does the bird have - single, rose, walnut, pea, etc?
 
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Wyandottes7

Crowing
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Jul 24, 2013
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Hi and welcome!
It would be best to take and post a photo of the bird - and include details like the color of the bottoms of the feet, number of toes, whether legs are clean or not. What type of comb does the bird have - single, rose, walnut, pea, etc?
X2

There are many black breeds of chicken. Wyandottes, Langshans, Cochins, Ameraucanas, and many others come in black.
 

BantamLover21

Crowing
7 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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Hi and welcome!
It would be best to take and post a photo of the bird - and include details like the color of the bottoms of the feet, number of toes, whether legs are clean or not. What type of comb does the bird have - single, rose, walnut, pea, etc?
x3

It can be hard to tell what black chickens are, but we'll try our best.
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
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Hi and welcome!
It would be best to take and post a photo of the bird - and include details like the color of the bottoms of the feet, number of toes, whether legs are clean or not. What type of comb does the bird have - single, rose, walnut, pea, etc?

X4 on that. Trying to ID a bird without a photo is like shooting in the dark. Your description certainly sounds like a Black Australorp. BAs are solid black with a greenish sheen to the feathers (especially in the sunlight), red earlobes, red combs, and about the same size as a Barred Rock.
 

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