Curious about this chicken...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by arrowti, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. arrowti

    arrowti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I meant to ask a few years ago but I always forgot... we received 36 hatching eggs from a hatchery 2 years ago, with maran eggs and a collection of "random extras" to make up for any eggs that didn't hatch. Well, in the end, only 14 eggs hatched, 2 died, and we ended up with 6 roosters and 6 hens. We had 3 maran roosters, and 2 maran hens. One of the maran hens died.

    We also ended up with three hens - two are like the one in this picture, and 1 was a grey one exactly like them who died.

    I'm not exactly sure what they are. Although they do look a bit like some easter egger pictures, I'm not completely sure. They both land off-white (tannish) eggs, medium sized, average quantity. They are fairly calm, never broody, and love the cold but hate the heat.

    Could be a crossbreed, considering the 'outcome' of the hatched chickens (the other hatchlings included english game batam rooster and pullet, a coloured dorking mix rooster, an unknown mix rooster..)

    http://screenshot.sh/mGCh8wf5zCUX1

    It was taken by my phone since my camera went AWOL, and I had to email it to myself in order to get the image to my laptop so I took a screenshot to avoid having to download/upload... yeah.

    Any help would be appreciated. :D
     
  2. BackyardFlock17

    BackyardFlock17 Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe it is a Black Australorp.
     
  3. arrowti

    arrowti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it common for black australorps to have tufted faces? I've never seen one personally but I don't have much knowledge about the breed in general.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    beautiful bird
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What hatchery?
     

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