Buckeyes... but "one of these things is not like the other..."

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Maverick061106, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Maverick061106

    Maverick061106 Out Of The Brooder

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    We got the last six Buckeye babies at the feed store around Easter. We love them - never knew they existed before, but fell in love as soon as we saw them, and love them even more as they are growing! One is not the color of a Buckeye, though...

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    But what is the black one? Anybody? Several folks on here have told me it's NOT a Buckeye...
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  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe a black sex-link?
     
  3. Ladybirds9

    Ladybirds9 Out Of The Brooder

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    looks a lot like a dark cornish.
     
  4. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought Cornish also, with those yellow legs.
    But a Cornish should have a pea comb.... What does its comb look like? (Hard to tell from the pics.)
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:I agree.
     
  6. Maverick061106

    Maverick061106 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:It's comb is still very small and yellow, so I'm not sure yet. It's comb looks very similar to the Buckeyes (which have a pea comb) and has developed right along with them (they have all been slow-growing, compared to the other chickens we got around the same time) - Buckeyes are supposed to be a fairly large/stocky chicken, from what I understand, and this black one seems to be growing at the same rate as them...
     
  7. Maverick061106

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    Ever since we got them, they have always stuck together - put them in a bin with 14 other babies the same size when we first got them, and they STILL stayed in a little group all the time.

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    She (?) still has some baby feathers clinging to her head...

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    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010
  8. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a Dark Cornish.
     

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