Black chicken breeds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bauba, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. bauba

    bauba New Egg

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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?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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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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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    There are many black breeds of chicken. Wyandottes, Langshans, Cochins, Ameraucanas, and many others come in black.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Why do you think it's not an Australorp?
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    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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