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Breed Gender black/grey chick, legs grey lateral feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by yolkoroo, May 10, 2011.

  1. yolkoroo

    yolkoroo Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I get help identifying breed/gender of last unidentified rescue chick? Black, grey with patterned wings/back, lateral feathers (?) that looks stubbly on grey legs, with a single pink tipped toe on each foot...no extra toes.
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    THANKS SO MUCH!!!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    could be a Marans or a cochin..???
     
  3. harewizard

    harewizard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking Black Australope.

    But like I said... I'm Thinking! [​IMG]


    Edited to say:

    See I told you, I was thinking. I re-read your post and saw there are leg feathers. Just smack me! [​IMG]

    NOT a BA.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2011
  4. TexChix2

    TexChix2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Feathered shanks, especially down the outside like that, make me think Marans. Maybe a Black Copper Marans? They lay incredibly beautiful dark brown eggs, and the French Marans seem pretty sought after.
     
  5. yolkoroo

    yolkoroo Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Okay, I did think the Australope had a clean leg but didn't know if this would change as it grew...



    Quote:...so I am thinking Maran as others have suggested now. At least it looks more like the Maran chicks than the other breeds I have been clicking on at random because I don't have enough experience to even eliminate options. ANY THOUGHTS ON GENDER?
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I too would also say marans and a pullet.
     
  7. yolkoroo

    yolkoroo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, that is very encouraging. I already have a Speckled Sussex Roo that is acting out a bit, so another Roo (should I not be able to find suitable homes) would be unhealthy.
     

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