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Definitely not a Plymouth Rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahnicole, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. sarahnicole

    sarahnicole Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased two chicks over the summer at the county fair, both supposedly Plymouth Rocks. They were both all black and exactly the same size when I got them. One of them, Shadow, is definitely a Plymouth Rock, with her beautiful black and white barred pattern and red crown. The other one, Dragon, is looking increasingly different everyday. She has very glossy jet-black feathers that have a blue-ish hue in the sunlight, a red crown, and dark gray feet and a beak. She has a single white spot on each of her wing tips, and the feathers around her neck/chest are laced in a mocha brown. She's scrawnier than the others but eats well. I'm very curious what breed she is, and what eggs I will be getting from her. Thank you in advance. :)
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pics? Kinda necessary here......[​IMG]
     
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  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, we need photos. However, from your description, it sounds like she could be a Black Sex-Link. They look similar to Barred Rocks as chicks. Does your bird look like this?:

    Both images are from Feathersite.com
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  5. sarahnicole

    sarahnicole Out Of The Brooder

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    She looks more like the one on the left.... pictures to come. :) Thank you!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    At least going by your explanation, I think that Shadow is a Black Sex-link (also known as Black Star). They look similar as chicks, but change in appearance as they get older. She should be a great layer of large brown eggs!
     
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  7. sarahnicole

    sarahnicole Out Of The Brooder

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    Here she is! I had a chicken photo shoot yesterday, and Dragon was getting pretty impatient. :p
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    I purchased her with Shadow, who is a Plymouth Rock.
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  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    yep she is a black sex link
     
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  9. sarahnicole

    sarahnicole Out Of The Brooder

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    So dark brown eggs?
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    brown eggs
     
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