Black comb, black beak, buff breast w/ black spangles?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BeakSanctuary, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's a bit tacky not posting a picture yet, but my camera is so lousy that I haven't taken the picture for this purpose yet. She came from McMurray as a brown egg layer, or maybe she was a free chick and nothing I knew about getting. Now she's several months old and has gotten so nice looking that I wonder what she is - Easter Egger? Sorry, I don't know what kind of eggs she lays, if she lays any yet. Repeat - black comb (rather small, maybe single/rose comb), black beak, really pretty spangle pattern on chest. Top/sides have some penciling or lacing in the buff color against black feathers, if I remember correctly.

    Does the type jump out at anyone? She's definitely one of my prettiest hens now but hey, compared to my 8 NN hens, not so hard being the prettiest, lol. I hope she's rare or exotic - my luck is that she's EE. One thing is, she isn't mixed because she's the first generation out of the hatchery.

    I notice that the black stars I have have black combs/black beaks, but they have a different breast marking - more or less the reverse of this.
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    If she has a single comb it sounds like a black sexlink. Alot of the black sexlinks I have seen have black faces. They can be solid black or gold with some black in the belly and back area.
     
  3. Alleychick

    Alleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds a black sex link. i have 4 and my girls are so pretty. The have alot of gold on the backs and chest, and some green in there tail feathers.
     
  4. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. That's probably what she is, since I have a few from the same order that look exactly what the black stars seem to look like - mostly black with some gold flecks around the neck.
     
  5. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the girl of whom I speak: I have to take it back about her having a black comb, as she clearly doesn't!

    Is she just a black star/black sexlink?

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  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she's a bsl.
     
  7. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Wow, she is sure pretty, what ever she may be!
     
  8. TurtleChick

    TurtleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] yep, i agree - very pretty girl!
     
  9. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I also believe that's true, she's pretty with spangles.

    So, is there a buff kind of sexlink, like this? Not that I've heard of one. I received several unknown varieties and I still wonder what they are. Maybe EE? In my grab-bag, would be surprising if I didnt get an EE, though I don't know if I have one.

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  10. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a duff/partridge hybrid.

    Tim
     

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