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Breed on this 10 day old?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lutherpug, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. lutherpug

    lutherpug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mostly black with some white wing feathers, appears to have single comb although I'm a complete newbie.... Was supposed to be a buff orpington, clearly not. Curious what she is!


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  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Black Australorp
     
  3. lutherpug

    lutherpug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was my thought too, I really hope we're right :)

    I planned on getting some in the future, wouldn't mind one bit if that is what she is.
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
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  5. 1234567chicks

    1234567chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks just like my dark blue orpington at 10 days old.. [​IMG]
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    What I'm having a hard time with is the feet look yellow. If that is indeed so, check bottom of feet color, then it can not be an Australorp or an Orpington. They are white skin. Well, Orpington is white skin so by extension the bird that was selective breeding of black Orpington- Austral Orp also has white skin. I digress, photos are hard sometimes to see skin color. Looks yellow to me.
     
  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmmm...I with Egghead Jr. on this one...I am seeing yellow skin too...although a number of breeds have young chicks that have yellowish type skin that changes pigment as they grow. Hatcheries are also notorious for having wrong leg color.

    There are a lot of chicks that look similar, but because the comb looks so very dark, I'm wondering if it might not be a Black Sumatra. I can't see the comb well enough, but it could be a pea comb (hard to see difference at this age). Black Sumatras have a stage where the wing tips turn white before they come in black.

    Time will tell if Black Australorp, Black Sexlink (possible but usually legs are grey/black), Black Sumatra, and even small chance Blue Andalusian (though legs are usually grey) as there is some lightening in the down which could indicate some bluing.

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  9. KJ6485

    KJ6485 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks about identical to my New Australorps
     
  10. lutherpug

    lutherpug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really appreciate all of the responses? Lil Bratrix is now 19 days old and I'm leaning towards Australorp but I'll post updated pics later today.
     

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