Black hens - anyone know what breed they are????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by see0508, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. see0508

    see0508 New Egg

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    My son got these two black hens when they were just chicks, at the AZ. State Fair. The lady who breeds them had these and "Americanos" and told us these were "Blackies" and would lay dark brown eggs. I have looked and cannot find a breed called "Blackies" and have also asked at our local feed store and they have not heard of them either. Does anyone know what kind of hens these two actually are?
    We got them in Oct. and they were just a few weeks old. They are now about 5 months old and we were told they would begin laying eggs between 4 and 6 months old.
    Any other info would be great to know!!
    Thanks!
    Sheryl
     
  2. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have pics?
     
  3. Chop33

    Chop33 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Probably Black Gaints or Jersey Gaints!
     
  4. MiddleChild

    MiddleChild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you mean Black Star? That's what mine are and they lay medium-brown eggs.
     
  5. see0508

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    I am sorry... computer ignorant!! Trying to post pics of these gals!!! Bear with me please!!!
    Sheryl
     
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  7. see0508

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    There!! I did it!!! They are all black.... not real big.. just average size hens. Have not laid any eggs yet, but was told they would start laying between 4 and 6 months old...and that the eggs would be dark brown in color. The lady just called them "Blackies" which must not be their actual name for the breed.
    Any ideas??
    Thanks so much!!
    Sheryl
     
  8. baGAWK123

    baGAWK123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pretty girls! They look like my Australorp Hen.
     
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  9. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will lay brown eggs, they have red earlobes. If she said "blackies" was her English broken??? They do look like Australorps.
     
  10. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the bottoms of their feet are pink, they are australorps. If they are yellow, they would be Jersey giants.
     

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