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Black Minorca? Leghorn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Poop Cleaner, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Poop Cleaner

    Poop Cleaner Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I got this bird from Craigslist along with some others. They said she was a Black Australorp but she has white earlobes and a long slender body. She is also rather small.

    What do you think? Is this maybe a minorca or leghorn instead? Or a mix? She is very calm so it seems unlike the breed descriptions for those birds as well.

    Also, any guesses on what age she is?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ArcticMermaid

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    could be a mix , or a bantam minorca, or even a leghorn. If she is a leghorn her comb will get huge and flop over when she gets close to laying
     
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  3. Poop Cleaner

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    thanks

    Thanks! So do you think she is young? I am confused about their age because they aren't laying. I heard pullets are supposed to lay through the winter?
     
  4. ArcticMermaid

    ArcticMermaid Out Of The Brooder

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    depending on breed they can start laying anywhere from 5 months (leghorns) to 9 months on average they start at 7 months.When they get close to laying they will show interest in dummy eggs of golf balls that are in the nesting boxes. They will squat when you go to rub down their backs and their combs and wattles will get bigger and redder. Sometimes if they come to laying age in the winter they don't start laying until swpring
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She looks like a hatchery quality Black Minorca.
     
  6. Poop Cleaner

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    Thanks! Any idea on age?
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Michael
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. It's difficult to say for sure, but I'm thinking somewhere around 6 months or so.
     
  9. Poop Cleaner

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    Thank you. That is great news!
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She has smaller earlobe, I think she's a black Andalusian
     
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